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172, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03154, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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Reviewed yesterday

Located in front of Gwanghwamun Gate, so that was nice! The fountains and statues were good to see, happy I went!

Thank MBMatt1147
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I think most tourist would only take pictures with or of King Sejeong and thing surrounding it and not go to their museum. The museum btw is free entrance so if you want to take a deeper look on your travel, you must go there....More

Thank grapegump
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Gwanghwamun Square leads to Gwanghwamun Gate - another attraction nearby but for us the entire square was worth doing. From the fountains to the statues and sculptures, not to mention just watching things go by. We enjoyed our time here.

1  Thank highimpactuk
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This is a big plaza in front of the Gyeonbokgong. There is a huge statue of King Sejong, who invented the Korean alphabets.

Thank Phi S
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Gwanghwamun is not really a square but a large rectangle in the center of Seoul, directy in front of Gyeonbokgung Palace. There are two famous statues in the middle of the square which divides the highway in two. Many tall buildings are on each side...More

Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed 19 July 2018

I much preferred our recent visit to Gwanghwamun Square than in the past, it was full of atmosphere with a local community fair in progress as well as a large memorial to a recent disaster in Korean to view and ponder, it certainly was a...More

Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Great statue of one of the most important man in the history of Korea. He invented the Korean script to replace Chinese characters. Very spacious to walk around and take pictures.

1  Thank TheFoodCritique
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

When we were there this year the square was set up for viewing of World Cup matches so there were many tents round the statue of King Sejong the most revered monarch in Korean history who created the Hangul. We had a nice wander around...More

Thank doofvfood
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Commemorating the King who was credited of creating the Korean words as we know today. There’s an entrance to the basement where a small museum is located - depicting the various technological advancement and of course the founding of Korean language which is associated with...More

1  Thank Khiam Yeong H
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Nice place to walk around and see thing a lot people here they hangout and do a lot of different thing ! A lot a shop and coffee shop also!! Beautiful view of the mountains too and very clean!!! And very safe!! I will be...More

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul,
Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s
most important historic sites and neighbourhoods.
Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area
is rich with history and culture in its palaces,
shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of
Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt.
Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue
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28 October 2016|
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Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
The ceremony is the recreation of the changing of the guard. It is actually at the palace, which is a few minutes walk from the square. The ceremony takes 30 - 40 minutes and is well worth the admission fee (tickets are... More
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