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Gwanghwamun Square

Sejong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Sejong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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"king sejong"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank calvinfame
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It looks like a mini festival in here with so many small shops and vendors around. Though it might be a little expensive to buy items from here. The square in itself gives a good feeling if the weather is good. Recommend spending an hour...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gwanghwamun square located so close to Gyeongbokgung palace, just across the street. Nice place to stroll around.

Thank jeineria09
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This area in the front of the Gyeongbokgung palace is a very nice place to be. It is a great area which give you several connections to other nice places. The big staties remind to the history of Korea. You can free walk in the...More

Thank vilmatriplouis
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Gwanghwamun Square's located in front of Gyeongbok Palace and connected to Cheonggye Square. At the square had King Sejeong Statue and at the back of the statue is The Story of King Sejong (세종이야기). Moreover, its also had a statue of General Yi Sun-Shin, who...More

Thank UglyCrazyPiggy
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

It was a very impressive square. The area was huge and there was Gyeongbokgung Palace and Bukhansan National Park in the background. The square contained imposing statues of Admiral Yi Sun-sin, a military leader and King Sejong the Great of Joseon, the creator of the...More

Thank JonHSydney
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

It is a huge square with lot of rich history especially on the King who created Hangeul. It also shows the different things that he has founded or created.

Thank Charlotte Celes... L
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This city square highlights the best of Seoul. A touch of history at one end mixed with the modern day hi tech world. As you walk from the LED screen billboards towards the Palace grounds. You can see many historical statues and city buildings. Try...More

Thank Vanessa M
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Take a picture of the famous statue on this square. and a very near to the Gyeongbokgung Palace. On the weekend, there so many crowd and people walking in this square. If you need to take a good, quite picture. try in the early morning...More

Thank StanlyFredrik
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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
...More
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avigan
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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