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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. Make Gwanghwamun Square part of your personalized Seoul itinerary using our Seoul attractions planner.
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  • Gwanghwamun square is set in the very center of downtown Seoul, between the City Hall and the same name (Gwanghwamun) Gate which is the gateway to the famous Gyeonbokgung Palace. The square dominate.....  more
    Gwanghwamun square is set in the very center of downtown Seoul, between the City Hall and the same name (Gwanghwamun) Gate which is the gateway to the famous Gyeonbokgung Palace. The square dominate.....  more »
  • Beautiful plaza with metro stations and 2 famous statues of King Sejong seated snd Admiral Yu Sun si with his sword. It is in front of the Palace South Gare in front of the USA Embassy and the... 
    Beautiful plaza with metro stations and 2 famous statues of King Sejong seated snd Admiral Yu Sun si with his sword. It is in front of the Palace South Gare in front of the USA Embassy and the...  more »
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  • Canadian traveller here. I appreciate that this is very central. It’s easily accessible for everyone visiting. After you visit the palace I recommend stopping by this square. This area is also free to attend and it’s right across the street. It’s also bigger than you think and you’ll be surprised by the large buildings surrounding the area. I would suggest spending 30 minutes here to take in the scenery.
  • A place where you can take in all of the Gyeongbokgong palace entrance. It's a wide space with lots of history vibes around. A walk on a Sunday day around this square is highly recommended. Not now maybe because of the construction work but definitely after it!!!

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