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Korea’s Largest Plaza to Open June 12th in Busan

BUSAN, South Korea — The latest in the city’s key projects to open to the public is the Song Sang-hyeon Plaza, the country’s largest, with a ceremony scheduled for June 12th.

Set to become one of the most picturesque parts of the city, the 34,000-square-meter urban center in the heart of the city encompasses Jeonpo-dong and Yangjeong-dong in Busanjin-gu and is nearly 50% larger than Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul.

Features of the new area include a forested area, performance areas, cafes and a Sunken Plaza where local artists can display their art. The plaza is set to become one of the city’s newest locations to host a myriad of events throughout the year.

Busan city constructed the nation’s largest scale urban square to ease traffic jams in Joongan-ro. The opening ceremony will be held for the square at 3 p.m. on the 12th.

500 people, including Busan mayor Hur Nam-shik and many citizens, will participate in the ceremony.



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