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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. Make Gwanghwamun Square part of your personalized Seoul itinerary using our Seoul attractions planner.
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  • Korea History Museum went to the party experience events and got stopped by with the kids. A fun experience by providing a free good, but going into the crossing square from the Museum so far and don't go through the hassle right from an underpass. Square both sides of the water flow in the chill is to the point, but wouldn't it be nice to that place if you want a more horizontal number.
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  • Gwanghwamun Square is a city square that became the central Seoul along from the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Here too often becomes a place to congregate and pop up market.
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  • Sejong Center for the performing arts hotel is close to the same point in the kyobo Bookstore. However, although a bit shady because Ah. This exhibition in the square, but will not star attractions.
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  • Good place, surrounded by a couple o museums. Great spot to take pictures of the palace's gate.
  • I'm not Korean so I don't feel anything seeing King Sejong statue, BUT I have to thank him for Hangul writing otherwise, I can never read Korean. Hanja is just not possible for me. Been learning Kanji for years, can't get through 1st level yet, I'm just that dumb.
  • Located in front of The Gyeongbokgung Palace. There are so many festival be held here. Don't forget to visit The Museum under The King Saejong Statue. All about The Great King. In the front of The Statue there a creation of King Saejong era, a clock. Historical place surrounded by the modern building.
  • Nice museums around this place, and many other places to visit at walking distance
  • Impressive city center, especially on a clear day when the air quality is good. When the air quality is bad, which is a common problem, the mountainous backdrop is obscured and your chance of developing lung cancer is increased.
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