Sunday, 11 June 2017

Gwanghwamun Square (광화문광장)

This place is where King Sejong Statue (세종대왕 동상) was erected. After visiting the Gyeongbokgung Palace, we just crossed the street to see the iconic image of Seoul directly outside the palace. The road that leads to the palace has statues of two iconic Korean figures King Sejong and Admiral Ti Sun-Shin. Both are beloved by all of South Koreans as being their national heroes. The best part are free underground museums below the statues that is great to kill time and to keep away from the very cold breeze outside.

South Korea was experiencing some political issues with their former President when I went there. I have seen people doing strike and there were alot of securities around the area. That is why I failed to take a photo beside's Admiral Ti Sun-Shin statue. But it was still peaceful compared the strike in Manila. 

The entrance to this museum is actually at the base of the seated statue of King Sejong. King Sejong from the famed Joseon Dynasty is known for creating the modern Korean alphabet known as Hangeul. King Sejong is also noted in history for his political, cultural, and scientific influences. 

You can also see some miniature arts from Joseon era that are so cute. It will remind you of the ancient scenes you're watching in K-dramas. 

It's worth a visit as you will appreciate the Korea's culture and traditions more. If you are also a korean drama fan like me, it is a  must visit for you. 

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