Gwanghwamun Square – Hidden gems in Seoul

A historical place representing Korea Gwanghwamun Square is a historical place representing Korea. Located in the heart of Seoul, this area is the center of Korea in various aspects, including politics, economy, culture, and society.

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Location and historical background of Gwanghwamun Square

Gwanghwamun Square is located in Sejong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, in the heart of South Korea. Gwanghwamun Square, which has been with the history of the Republic of Korea, dates back to the era of the Korean Empire, and is where various political and social events such as the independence movement, the 4.19 Revolution, the 5.16 Military Coup, and the June Democratic Uprising took place.

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Major facilities and remains of Gwanghwamun Square

Gwanghwamun Square is where Korea’s representative historical sites are located. The first is the Sinmindang-dong government building (currently the Poongrim Space Building in Gwanghwamun). This building is where the first election in East Asia was held by the New People’s Party, the first national political party in Korea. Second, there is a Korean-style Independence Hall on the way from Gwanghwamun, and third, cultural assets related to Gwanghwamun are located to the west of Gwanghwamun.

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Major events at Gwanghwamun Square

At Gwanghwamun Square, various events and events such as various cultural, artistic, sports, and historical tours are held every year. The most representative is the Sejong Cultural Festival held on New Year’s Day. In addition, various events such as the general assembly for the unity of the Korean people and the expansion of traditional culture and the full opening of the political world, events for the full opening of political institutions, youth exhibitions, and performances of Gwanghwamun Sonata will be held.

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Gwanghwamun Square tour and usage information

Most of them are free to visit and use Gwanghwamun Square. If the time is right, it is also recommended to watch various cultural events such as condolences and ancestral rites held next to Gwanghwamun. Gwanghwamun Square is a place with historical significance as the center of Korea. Through various events, cultural and historical experiences, we are contributing to raising the historical awareness and cultural level of the people

Dining in Gwanghwamun Square

Dlifestyle Kitchen Gwanghwamun

                     Dlifestyle Kitchen (No sugar) Gwanghwamun

Knife Cut Noodles Gwanghwamun Square

                       Knife Cut Noodles Gwanghwamun Square