Our feet has led us to the Gwanghwamun Gate (still part of Gyeongbukgung) after asking so many Koreans of where we could find the other three palaces: Deuksugung, Changgyeonggung, and Changdeokgung. And with the Seoul City Bus Tour map as our guide we realized that right across is the Gwanghwamun Square!
Excited, we crossed to Gwanghwamun Square to see what is in store for us.
Gwanghwamun Square was initially the grand entrance of the Gyeongbukgung Palace. Its construction in 2008 has reduced the 16 lanes to 10 lanes and now gives tourists and locals alike a historical and cultural experience.
Astatue seen at Gwanghwamun Square is of King Sejong. It has the height of 9.2 m and weight of 20 tons, it sits in front of Sejong Cultural Center which houses galleries like the "Sejong Story".
Sejong Cultural Center right across
Lee Sun Sin
In between the statue of Lee Sun Sin and the gallery, there were Koreans managing a rack of King's and Empress' robes. For free, you could borrow and have your picture taken in it. They just need you to accomplish their signature sheet. So Kat and I grabbed the opportunity to play dress up. Though we weren't able to have our pictures taken in a Hanbok, South Korea's traditional dress, we got to wear a royalty's dress!
Moi as an Empress!
Seoul, South Korea