Thursday, December 29, 2011

2011 November: South Korea: Gwanghwamun Square

The road in front of Gwanghwamun had been referred to as Yukjo (six ministries) Street as it was lined with buildings of six ministries along with others in the Joseon period. Under Japanese rule, all the buildings were dismantled and the road lost its symbolic significance. With the creation of Gwanghwamun Square, Yukjo Street has been restored and various symbolic features (statue of King Sejong and Sejong Story Exhibition Hall, Haechi Madang, Waterways of History, and Haechi statue, among others) are on display, establishing the square as a restored historical site. [Reference]


 Crossing the Streets

Annie - Musical
Sejong Arts Center, Grand Theater, Gwangwhamun

 Statue of King Sejong


The Old and New

How to get there
Take subway to Gwanghwamun station, either Exit 2 or 9.

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