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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 Seoul 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, the reunification of separated families between the two countries, and other active exchanges between north and south, North Korea’s Pyeongyang along with 14 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 by itself and the new symbol of ‘Seoul, Walking City’ not just for Seoul, but also to be shared 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 21st of August (Tues.), and the remaining seven spots are scheduled to be finished by the end of the month.

    Areas of Installation
    Areas of Installation
    Main attractions & walking areas Seoul Station, Gangnam Station, Gimpo International Airport, COEX, Jamsil (Lotte World Tower)
    Seoul Plaza, Gwanghwamun Square, Myeongdong, DDP, Itaewon
    Parks Namsan Palgakjeong, Seoul Children’s Grand Park, Seoul Forest, Dream Forest, Seoul Grand Park
    Hangang River Hangang 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 Plaza Hangang Ttukseom Area