SEOUL, July 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A fully-refurbished Gwanghwamun Square, a landmark in central Seoul, is expected to open to the public soon, city government officials said Monday.
The construction to expand the square and turn part of it into a park is expected to be completed by the end of this month or early next month, they said.
As of late June, 90.6 percent of the project — launched by the administration of then-Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon in November 2020 — had been completed, the city government said.
The plan includes displays of artifacts from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) era, and the construction of a waterway resembling the drainage system of the time.
However, the construction of other works are expected to take longer to continue until December 2023.
Works include the restoration of a Joseon-era platform that used to stand in front of Gyeongbok Palace, north of the square, and two statues of “Haechi,” a mythical four-legged creature, at their original sites.