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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 Gate, Gwanghwamun Plaza and Gyeongbukgung Plaza are all in the same area and accessible by foot. Just for photography and a taste of local cultural and old buildings. Do visit the palace m...  more »
  • I used to live right behind the opera which is on the same boulevard. great place, but cars tend to make this place a bit noisy. try to go there on sundays or satrudays for special events. Museum belo...  more »
  • Korea history takes place here is not an exaggeration to half of the candlelight vigil, starting with the U.S. Embassy here, which could meet up just now, where can I see the situation in South Korea which last go here often boasts true luxury
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