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  • “196km to Pyeongyang” Seoul Installs 20 ‘World City Signposts’

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    Blue ‘world city signposts’ have appeared throughout the heart of Soul in places like Seoul Plaza and Gwanghwamun, pointing out the direction and distance of 15 of the world’s major cities.

    Following the Inter-Korean Summit, unified north/south team for the Asian Games, reunification of separated families between the countries, and other active exchanges between north and south, North Korea’s Pyeongyang along with 14 other of Seoul’s sister/friendship cities around the world will be featured.

    Seoul City has placed these ‘world city signposts’ at 20 main sites that are most visited by citizens and tourists alike. These posts are expected to become tourist spots and new symbols of ‘Seoul, Walking City’ for not just Seoul, but together with people all over the world.

    World City Signposts

    13 sites including Seoul Plaza, Gwanghwamun, and Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) have completed installation on the 21 (Tues.), and the remaining seven spots are scheduled to be finished by the end of August.13 sites including Seoul Plaza, Gwanghwamun, and Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) have completed installation on the 21 (Tues.), and the remaining seven spots are scheduled to be finished by the end of August.

    Areas of Installation
    Areas of Installation
    Main attractions & walking areasSeoul Station, Gangnam Station, Gimpo International Airport, COEX, Jamsil (Lotte World Tower)
    Seoul Plaza, Gwanghwamun Square, Myeongdong, DDP, Itaewon
    ParksNamsan Palgakjeong, Seoul Children’s Grand Park, Seoul Forest, Dream Forest, Seoul Grand Park
    Hangang RiverHangang Banpo, Ttukseom, Yeouido, Jamsil, Gangseo areas

    Through the installation of these ‘world city signposts,’ Seoul is taking one more step towards becoming a walking-friendly city as part of the ‘Seoul, Walking City’ policy focused on the people. As such, Seoul will be able to realize the creation of a city that people from around the world can enjoy while walking together.

    World City Signposts
    < Seoul Plaza >< Hangang Ttukseom Area >
    Seoul PlazaHangang Ttukseom Area