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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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  • Near one of the famous palace and the gate, so might as well visit this place to take photos. However that's about it. Nothing more.  more »
  • I walked from city hall heading North then found the 1st person is Admiral, Yi Sun Shin( I saw movie about him before I came here). Keep heading North, The 2nd person is King Sejong. We found history ...  more »
  • As it is the heart of the Seoul City, various of events took place in the plaza. If you are interested in what is happening in Korea or Seoul, come to this place in the weekend as several events took ...  more »