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  • Introduction
  • Introduction
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Gwanghwamun Square

A civic landmark of the Republic of Korea

  • Location
    Center of Sejong-daero stretching from Gwanghwamun Gate to Sejong-daero Intersection and Cheonggye Plaza
  • Construction Period
    Construction began on May 27, 2008 and was completed at the end of July 2009
  • Area
    18,840㎡
    (Width 34m, Length 557m)
  • Opening Hours
    Open urban square,
    open 24 hours a day
    all year round

Facilities of Gwanghwamun Square

세종대왕 동상
Statue of King Sejong the Great
바닥분수
Ground Fountain

In front of Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, the statue of King Sejong the Great stands alongside the exhibit as, the Story of Sejong. The statue was constructed with the wish
to make Korea a cultural powerhouse based on the spirit of creativity and practicality, and the 20-ton statue was placed on a platform that is 6.2m in height, 4.3m in width, and 4.2m in length. The ‘Square for Citizen Participation’ between Sejong Center for the Performing Arts and the Statue of General Yi Sun-sin hosts various art exhibits.
In addition, Haechi Madang offers amenities for visitors including Arisu Fountain, information center, and souvenir shops, alongside the exhibition hall, elevators, meeting places, and other cultural galleries.

Around the Statue of General Yi Sun-sin, there are waterscape facilities such as the spouting fountains (on the left and right sides of the statue) and the ground fountain (in front of the statue). The ‘Link to Cheonggyecheon Stream’ between Sejong-daero Intersection and Cheonggye Plaza forms a part of the pedestrian network and connects Cheonggyecheon Stream and Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Also, the ‘Historical Waterway’ was constructed to direct the underground water flowing out of Gyeongbokgung Station and Gwanghwamun Station to Cheonggyecheon Stream,
and ‘Haechi Madang’ was built behind the Statue of General Yi Sun-sin by connecting the ground and Gwanghwamun Station so that citizens can have easy access to the square.
Areas other than the fixed areas of the square are a ten-lane road and sidewalk. However, depending on the scale of the event, these areas can serve as a part of the square
through traffic control, expanding the width of the square up to 67m for medium-sized events and 100m for larger events.