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Seoul Plaza, Seoul

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Located in the heart of the city, Seoul Plaza represents a popular place for both locals and visitors to come for sightseeing, fun events, and some time outside with friends and family. Designed to provide the city and its people with an open, eco-friendly space, the large grass surface has quickly become a go-to spot for festivals, concerts, all kinds of shows, and many other public events. Take a walk around the square, soak in the surroundings, and meet the city and its history here. Visit the city hall, where you can learn more about the history and politics of the area, or go exploring for souvenirs and local snacks. See Seoul Plaza and all Seoul has to offer by arranging your trip with our Seoul travel itinerary maker.
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  • July 30, 2017
    It's a good landmark to meet friends or to use as a landmark to find your way around. Often there is usually events held in from to Seoul Plaza grounds which make it more interesting to see.  more »
  • July 6, 2017
    My second time The location is perfect, close to the metro station. Center location for sight seeing. Room just about the size. Very functional. Smart room , lights and curtains. Nesspreso coffee mach...  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    The patio is the heart of Seoul, located in front of the City Hall and the Deoksugung Palace on the opposite side, it is a function, and is often held protests. With the protests within the country Seoul Plaza rink winter section, this will become a courtyard for play ice skate.
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  • June 14, 2017
    A nice open public square (plaza) and a park to walk around and visit the city hall building. Well connected by public transport (including underground metro) from almost anywhere in Seoul. There was a nice fair and open air music festival when I visited in early winter.
  • November 30, 2016
    Seoul plaza is a landmark in Seoul. Unfortunately that is not because the plaza itself has much to offer. It serves merely as a viewing spot for the buildings surrounding it. The plaza occasionally plays host to small markets and fairs, but for most of the year it is just an open space with some artificial grass on it. One highlight is the skating rink that is erected during winter. It's a fun day out with your better half, but do watch out for falling noobs and guys who feel the need to zip around and show off.
  • April 25, 2017
    Always something going on on this place. Social protest, political rally, go and find out how Koreans fight for their opinion!
  • February 20, 2017
    It is the place to go if you want to protest. Labor strikes, anti-President Park protest, protest for the president, anti-gay protest, pro-Christianity protest, etc. Occasionally they host cultural events every now and then
  • January 16, 2017
    The frequent site of Korean cultural festivals, celebrations, soccer-viewing parties, and protests alike. Sits directly in front of city hall and in some ways is the "center" of Seoul (a designation perhaps shared with Gwanghwamun square, just a few minutes walk north of there)

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