Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul opens to public after renovation

Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul opens to public after renovation

People walk around Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Aug. 6, after it reopened to the public after a major renovation. Yonhap

Gwanghwamun Square, a major landmark in central Seoul, opened to the public on Saturday after nearly two years of renovation work.

The plaza, which has been expanded and partially turned into a park, was opened to the public at 11 a.m., according to the Seoul city government.

Construction work started in November 2020, expanding the square with new historical and cultural attractions.

People walk through a tunnel fountain at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul, Aug. 6, after it reopened to the public after a major renovation. Yonhap

The square is now 40,300 square meters, 2.1 times its previous size after covering the adjacent street on the west side.

Square has more than 5,000 trees, about a quarter of which are green.A performance hall was also set up in front of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts.

This square also includes a new 40-meter-long tunnel well and his 53-meter-long media wall near the Sejong Center.

The opening ceremony will kick off at 7pm with a performance by the community orchestra, followed by a range of popular artists including alternative pop band Leenalchi and K-pop girl group Oh My Girl.

Sejong-daero, which runs along the square, will be closed from 6pm. The event will run until 10:00 p.m. (union)

Credit/Source : KOREATIMES

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