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Gwanghwamun Square, Seoul

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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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  • 這個地方很像台灣的凱達格蘭大道...我們到的時候剛好有抗議活動,旁邊也有很多警察在巡邏,街道兩旁有東和免稅商店.配上這個巨大的古蹟雕像,形成強烈的對比, 
  • I went to the Square after going to the Gate. This is a nice place to learn about Korea's history and also see the beautiful statues and the unobscured blue skyline. There are many people moseying abo...  more »
  • It was worth vising this place as you can see a few statues. The palace is also within walking distance. You can also visit the stream which is nearby.