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Full of things to see at Gwanghwamun SquareExplore and experience Gwanghwamun Square
Gwanghwamun Square features a waterway of 630-year history flowing from 1392 when Joseon was founded. History Waterway originates from the Yukjo Yard located in front of the Government Seoul Complex and flows to cross the entire Gwanghwamun Square until reaching its destination at Hangeul Fountain...
The exhibition of the Saheonbu Gate site has been formed to promote and share the value and meanings of a buried cultural heritage that had been excavated from the area. The location where the exhibition has been formed is where Saheonbu used to be situated. A drain system, well, walls around the building, site of the main gate, and..
Containing a lot of tree species native to Korea, this garden creates natural views uniquely Korean that change according to the change of four seasons. The flower beds built using long rectangular blocks of hewn stone, showing an inspiration from the “floral steps” in the palace gardens of Joseon, create a cozy, but exuberant, atmosphere.
A statue of King Sejong who is generally regarded as one of the greatest heroes of the Korean nation and the first king of the Joseon dynasty who was enthroned and died at Gyeongbokgung Palace. The statue (6.2 m tall and 4.3 m wide on a 4.2 m granite pedestal) features King Sejong seated on a throne facing south...
Located in front of Sejong Center, this garden can store daily activities occurred in the park. The garden contains a lot of oaks, one of the most commonly found tree species in the mountains across Korea, bridging the intimate natural views of Bugaksan Mountain with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Gwanghwamun Square..
Birth of a public square for all This is Haechi Lounge.
It links Gwanghwamun Station and Gwanghwamun Square, and provides a venue for rest and meetings.
There is in this area a large tree creating a shade for people visiting it to have a rest. There is on the ground a design made by setting stones collected from all corners of Korea in the traditional "jogakbo" (patchwork) pattern.
This splash fountain symbolizes the naval battles won by Admiral Yi Sun-sin. The 133 nozzles of the inner fountain represent the 133 Japanese battleships destroyed by the Joseon seamen led by the Admiral while the outer fountain represents the “crane wing formation” (Hagikjin) he used to strike the enemy fleet at the Battle of Hansando...
Located just off the busy Sejong-daero intersection, this green space with dense trees provides an attractive resting place. The refreshing green area is created by a fine mixture of the tall trees such as zelkova, elm and Korean hackberry with short trees and shrubs such as bluebird, Korean redbud and..