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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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  • Gwanghwamun Plaza, which is associated with King Sejong's Yi statue stands as nationwide rally is also ~
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  • Walked there at night it was really nice. Definitely a great part of Korea's heritage. We spent so much there. Exited the subway station and the we were! Easy to find! 
  • An all important Tourist spot, the Square is not quite an attraction by itself but visited alongside nearby tourists spots of the Palace, Museum & Hanook village. The close to 20,000 sqm Gwanghwamun S...  more »