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Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Take a walk through Gwanghwamun Square, a pedestrianized urban space marked by a fountain, statues, and surrounding architectural highlights. Opened in 2009 as part of a wider environmentally friendly renovation project, the square acts as a meeting and sightseeing spot in the center of town, with its main fountain offering a particularly scenic aspect to the downtown area. Monuments include a statue of the famous naval commander, Admiral Yi Sun-Sin, and one of King Sejong the Great, a revered ruler who was instrumental in the propagation of the Hangul alphabet. For Gwanghwamun Square and beyond, use our Seoul tourist route planner to get the most from your Seoul vacation.
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  • Human centered space that harmonized the beautiful scenery of Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukaksan Mountain located at the center of Sejong-ro which connects Gwanghwamum Gate and Cheonggye Square. The St...  more »
  • Not everything is as at seems. The statue is only a top of the iceberg. Under the statue is entrance to a large museum area that I recommend visiting. It is very interesting to read about King Sejong ...  more »
  • Photochemical activities be light del Carmen place Stadium, with King Sejong, and Li Shunchen; behind was gyeongbok Palace, is a Landmark Construction. If Korea China is worth visiting for the first time, photos, learn about Traditions and culture.
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