Published Date : May 01, 2018 / Edited Date : Dec 27, 2022
Sejong-daero Hangeul Gaon-gil Course
Hangeul-oriented streets full of stories about Hangeul, the unique Korean alphabet. Gaon is an old Korean word that means “center” or “middle.” The Hangeul Gaon Street is located in Sejong-daero where you can meet Sejong the Great who created Hangeul as well as the site of the residence of Ju Si-gyeong, a scholar who devoted his life to the preservation of Hangeul. It is also home to the headquarters of the Korean Language Society. Let’s go to the streets filled with fun and meaningful stories and find Hangeulworks and secrets in them.
Walking Tour Details
Statue of King Sejong the Great
The Story of King Sejong the Great Sejong Center
Sejong Art Garden- Hangeul Language Societys
Hangeul Gaon-gil Marker Stone
Hangeul 10-Madang Mural
Ju Si-gyeong's Madang
Site of Ju Si-gyeong's House
Hangeul Geulja Madang
Length of tour
Exit 9 of Gwanghwamun Station
Experience programs offered by museums are not included in the walking tour. Participation in experience programs must be done individually once the tour is over.
This small garden, which is located at the back of Sejong Center in the middle of a forest of buildings, allows visitors to relax and receive artistic inspiration. Hangeul greets citizens shyly, hiding itself among flowers and trees. Hangeul sculptures symbolizing "Hangeul Gaon-gil" spreads the scent of Hangeul all across the streets. It was once the site of an old government building, Jangyewon, which maintained slave ownership documents and managed slave-related litigations during the Joseon Dynasty.
Korean Language Society
The scholars of the Joseon Language Society devoted themselves to the compilation of a Korean dictionary to safeguard the Korean language during the Japanese colonial period and completed the "Grand Dictionary of the Korean Language" after years of hard work. The society, renamed Korean Language Society in 1949, has been committed to research and education of the Korean language, declaring "Hangeul Day" and standardizing Korean orthography.
Hangeul Geulja Madang
A staggering number of letters can be formed by combining Hangeul letters: 11,172 in total. Hangeul Geulja Madang in Sejong-ro Park is a garden of 11,172 Korean syllables, each with its own unique characteristic. The letters inscribed in stone were written by citizens, so each of the letters reflect the stories and traits of those who wrote them−just as a language holds the spirits of the people who speak it.
Along the Hangeul Gaon-gil streets is the site of the home of Scholar Ju Si-gyeong, who dedicated all his efforts to spread Hangeul, as well as Korean Language Society, which has taken the lead in safeguarding Hangeul since the Japanese colonialperiod.Thestreets also abound in the history of Hangeul and its stories. Sculptures to honor their work were built in 2013, adding to the significance of the Gaon Street. Why don't you play "Hangeul Hide-and-Seek" to find Hangeul artworks tucked away in every corner of the street?
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다음달 예약은 전달 15일 이 후부터 가능합니다.
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발열 또는 호흡기 증상(열, 기침, 가래, 근육통, 코막힘, 인후통 등)이 있는 경우 프로그램 참여를 삼가하여 주시기 바랍니다.
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