See & Do
Gwanghwamun Square is located on Sejong-ro in Jongno-gu and is vast in size. Gwanghwamun Square stretches out from Gwanghwamun Gate, towards Cheonggyecheon Stream, and is divided into 6 sections: “Recovering the History of Gwanghwamun Gate Plaza,” “Reenacting Yukjo Street Plaza,” “Korea Main Plaza,” “Civil Participation Urban Culture Plaza,” “Downtown Plaza” and “Cheonggyecheon Stream Connector.”
In 2009, the square was redeveloped into a space of historical revival, culture, and relaxation.
The focal point of the square is the statue of King Sejong the Great. During the day, the square is always busy with people but at night it is a tranquil and beautiful tourist attraction. Gwanghwamun Square, with Inwangsan Mountain just behind it, is not just a beautiful tourist locale. The square has over 600 years of history and it is a place where the spirit of the Korean nation can be felt.
For more information:
The Story of King Sejong • The Story of Admiral Yi Sunshin