Walk in Seoul – Gwanghwamun Square
Gwanghwamun Square (광화문광장), also known as Gwanghwamun Plaza, is a public open space in Jongno District, Seoul, South Korea.
The plaza was opened on 1 August 2009 by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and is part of the City’s plans for environmentally friendly renovation projects such as the Cheonggye Stream and Seoul Plaza.
It is also historically significant as the location of royal administrative buildings, known as Yukjo-geori or Street of Six Ministries; and features statues of Admiral Yi Sun-sin of Joseon Dynasty and King Sejong the Great of Joseon.
The goal of opening and reconstructing this plaza is to make it a historical and cultural place for the common citizen.