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“Take a Walk along the Square!”
Review of Gwanghwamun Gate

Gwanghwamun Gate
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Owner description: This gate was constructed in 1395 as the main entrance from the majestic Sejong Boulevard into Kyongbuk Palace. Three arched gates and a two-story pavilion are typical of the architectural design of that period. Completely reconstructed after years of conflict and falling into disrepair, it is now made of modern concrete and steel. It presently serves as a secondary entrance to Kwanghwamun Park.
Reviewed October 4, 2012

We walked from Gate Gwanghwamun along the Main Street passing the beautiful monuments as we went. In Gwanghwamun Square we were able to dress up as royalty, (for free) and take our own pictures in the Square. We then continued along the Main Street to the end which is just a short walk to Cheonggye Plaza and the beginning of the famous Cheonggyecheon Stream. This was a great way to see the gate, square and stream. Have fun as you walk, talk and discover the past in the present!

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

There was really great. We were two, and this place is very romantic and peacefull...really good for taking pictures...from one side of this gate there is mountin, so it looks very natural in front of it, but from other side there is urban look, because there is many high buildings...also fantastic look...

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

It is the centre of Seoul, of course should come have a look. Have a walk with a couple of friends at here, take some photo and walk and run around at the centre of Seoul, is kinda amazing

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Reviewed July 3, 2012

This place has always been one of the places I want to visit in Seoul, due to the numerous variety shows that constantly feature this iconic landmark representative of Seoul and even Korea. My first impression of this place is "New York City's Times Square minus the skyscrapers and buzzing crowd", because the plaza is situated in the middle of the avenue. It is really a beautiful scene, perfect for photos.

The gate itself is magnificent, and inside it is a big open area where the change of guard ceremony is held.

Things to do: Take photos with the iconic Admiral Yi Sun Shin and King Sejong. Then head underground to learn more about the king and his contributions to the country. Then head to the main attraction: Gwanghuamun. Catch the royal change of guards ceremony (if I'm not wrong it should be held at around 12 or 1230...), then go visit the Gyeongbokgung housed within.

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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Gwanghwamun Square is an active area with lots to offer. There are historic statues, a new museum dedicated to King Sejong, an impressive fountain (very popular with children) -- even the U.S. embassy. This area is also near South Korea's Blue House (the president's home) is located. There's plenty to do in this area, so prepare to stay a little while.

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