Gwanghwamun Square, also known as Gwanghwamun Plaza, is a public space located in the center of Sejong-ro, Jongno, Seoul. It is framed by the main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace and Sejongno Intersection.
The square is mostly known for its two landmark statues. In it’s center stands the statue of King Sejong the Great of Joseon and 250 meters behind it, the statue of Admiral Yi Sun-shin with its 12.23 fountain.
Adress: 서울특별시 종로구 세종대로 지하 172
Geolocation: 37.572291, 126.976859
To get here: Gwanghwamun Station [광화문역], Line 5, Exit 9
Entry section, Gyeongbokgung Palace’s main gate
Kim Boong-Do (Ji Hyun-Woo) lands here several times when time-travelling from Joseon times in tvN Queen In-hyun’s Man (인현왕후의 남자) (2012); as seen in episode 1 or 13.
The preview for KBS2 Moonlight Drawn by Clouds/Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛) (2016) was filmed here with Crown Prince Hyomyeong (Park Bo-Gum) doing the Boombastic dance.
The preview of Manhole (맨홀) (2017) was also filmed here.
Statue of Admiral Yi Sun Shin [광화문광장 이순신장군동상]
Lee Yoon-Sung (Lee Min-Ho) makes a halt here when arriving in Seoul in episode 1 of SBS City Hunter (시티헌터) (2011) — while Kim Na-Na (Park Min-Young) passes out flyers just a couple of meters away from him.
Kim Hyeon-Jun (Lee Byung-Hun) and Kim Sun-Hwa (Kim So-Yeon) come to Gwanghwamun Square to find the bomb planted here by terrorists in episode 17 of KBS2 IRIS (아이리스) (2009); we see the statue in the background.
Also seen in tvN Flower Boy Next Door (이웃집 꽃미남) (2013).
Statue of King Sejong the Great of Joseon
This statue is, next to Admiral Yi Sun Shin’s, seen in the face-off between Kim Hyeon-Jun (Lee Byung-Hun) and Kim Sun-Hwa (Kim So-Yeon) and the terrorists in episode 17 of IRIS (아이리스) (KBS2, 2009).
We also see the statue in the backdrop when Choi Hee-Jin (Yoo In-Na) parks her car because she has a panic attack at the moment that Kim Boong-Do (Ji Hyun-Woo) takes his life in Joseon times in episode 16 of tvN Queen In-hyun’s Man (인현왕후의 남자) (2012).
Adress: 서울 종로구 세종로 1-68
Geolocation: 37.570943, 126.976923