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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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  • If you are heading to the national palace museum this is a nice stop. There's an underground museum that don't take long to check. Worth the visit  more »
  • Take a Picture in here is a must and near from Gwanghwamun Gate and Gyeongbokgung palace too. In here many people sell food too so you will not hungry in here :D  more »
  • Very interesting historical place. As I explained, this statue the last Korean emperor, in addition there is a monument of the Samurai and the monument to the warship. In addition, when there is a metro station in the bestselling photo salon, the name I do not remember, where you can take pictures on your camera in an attire of the emperor. For the photo session take no money, all for free. Wanted to upload a photo, why things go wrong.
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