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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. Put Seoul Plaza on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Seoul trip planner .
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  • It is great in front of Seoul City Hall Plaza. (I think it's okay saying right in the middle of Seoul at the! ) Are a lot of events seen on the square here. When I visited was in preparation for the event. Town Hall and the square in the picture!
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  • Always watch the news only with the Seoul Plaza to rally the citizens of the day, not the grunge look and view the spot. Watch in the news when a negative image because it looks square, go take a look at the cultural festival was boards, where ~ daily performances. Until recently, it was the classic performances in September, charging that the Agency was on the way to say tee in Fez. Not only was trying to stage the show, and those who are already preparing for this rolling out a mat, Bonnie ~ I thought it was the much elsewhere with the image.
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  • Seoul Plaza in front of Seoul City Hall for a civic square's landmark of Seoul. In the middle of the city's large grassy yard sometimes, watching the setting sun healing. However, there is no shade.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Always something going on on this place. Social protest, political rally, go and find out how Koreans fight for their opinion!
  • 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
  • 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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The Seoul metropolitan area has two districts especially appealing to backpackers--Jongno just northeast of the city, and Hongdae to the west. Both offer good shopping and dining, as well as easy transport links to the rest of the city. Mid-range options may prove difficult to find in peak season (July to August), unless you don't mind staying at a traditional hanok guesthouse, where loads of character make up for any lack of amenities. Finally, a range of top-end hotels with an impressive list of services and facilities lie scattered around the city.
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