Sunday, September 20, 2009

Outstanding !! Gwanghwamun Plaza in Seoul !! 광화문 광장 !!

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Brand New Gwanghwamun Plaza located in front of the main gate of Gyeongbokgung (Gyeongbok Palace).

About the history of this Gwanghwamun Plaza, More than 600 years ago, Gwanghwamun square was considered the venue for government buildings, with the main six government buildings straddling the square. Officials from these buildings gathered at the royal palace to discuss national affairs with the king during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Since then, this area was long considered the heart of Korean politics, and it has witnessed important turning points in Korean history.

As you can see the picture below, that is the overview of the Gwanghwamun Plaza!!

Well, actually I went to the launching ceremony of Gwanghwamun Plaza with my friends ( Thai, Loas, Malaysian, Korean)!! We all really amazed about this Ceremony!! We arrived there around 6pm and I took some Pictures around that area.

Later we saw some water spray around the statue of Admiral Yi Sun-shin!! So, we curious and run to the statue. Then we saw this. Amazing!! isn't it?

There were a lot of people from nationality and also Korean waiting for the launching ceremony. There were more people than I expected!! ; )

The Stage for the opening ceremony!! It was a huge stage!!

Before launching, there was some performances and comments from celebrity about this ceremony.

This is the Korean Cultural Dance!! It was Great!!

Comments by Korean Star, Rain!! wow!!

There were some flags brought in to the stage and it was a way to invite high ranking or status personal to the ceremony!! What a grand ceremony!!

Since, the event too crowded with People. It female police need to on duty for this event!! It shown Women and Man Equality!! ^_^ Suddenly they launch the Gwanghwamun Plaza!!

So, How is it? it is amazing right? amazed all of us!!

After the launching, we took some pictures with the back ground of the Korea giant Flag!! But did you all see the person that wear Korean traditional cloth? He is the Korean music instrument musician!! I record his play. Let see it!!

Good Performance!! ^_^

This is the Back view of the stage, and you can see the Haechi is a lion-like horned creature, also known as "Haetae," which was selected as Seoul's new symbol in 2008! Cute!

Very Lucky! we met the Korea famous English show artist when we walk around the plaza!! with no doubt we straight away take pictures with here!! hehe ; )

The back view of the statue!! wow!! the fountain!!

Did you all see the big screen at the underground? It is a LCD screen and it was replying the Korea World Cup Match, the match of Korea against Italy.. Korea win the match!! ^_^

WOW!! the Night view of the fountain look far more beautiful and attractive!! hehe Because of this i decided to record it!! here is it!! enjoy!!

We all Impress!! ^_^

This is the picture we took before we all leave.. what a special moment for all of us!! If you visit Korea, do include this place in your schedule.. Nice place to visit!!

About the way to go there, it is easy. From Airport, either you come to Bus Express terminal or Seoul Station, just take subway line 5 and get off at Gwanghwamun station. Follow the underground path linking the station to the plaza. That's the way!! ^_^ Good Luck!!

Feel free to leave some comments!! Thanks!! ^_^

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  1. who is the famous English show artist??tak kena PUN~

  2. Hahaha, she famous in Korea... All Korean Know her!! but maybe not us.. ^_^ haha

  3. Especially liked the picture with back view of the statue with the fountain. Looked so spectacular!


    Indeed! you are exactly right about it! I was amazed by the way they present the memorial!

    Thanks for comment :)

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