Jongno

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Jongno
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Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jongno
McCune–Reischauer Chongno

Jongno ("Bell Street") is one of the oldest major east-west thoroughfares in central Seoul, South Korea, connecting Sejongno to Dongdaemun. It remains one of Seoul's most important financial and cultural areas to this day. Many important landmarks are located along its length, including the Bigak pavilion at Sejongno, the Bosingak belfry (hence the street's name), Tapgol Park (Pagoda Park), the Jongmyo royal ancestral shrine, and the aforementioned Dongdaemun (Great East Gate). Seoul Subway Line 1 passes under Jongno. The western end of Jongno is serviced by Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), and Jongno 3-ga Station is serviced by Subway Lines 1, 3, and 5. Because of a large amount of shops, stores and groceries along the area, the word "jongno" is often used in the Korean Language to express "Town Square".

Famous Places in Jongno[edit]

Jongno Tower

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 37°34′22″N 126°58′46″E / 37.5729°N 126.9794°E / 37.5729; 126.9794