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Patriotic Martyr Memorial Tower, Independence Park
Seoul

Independence park was opened in 1992, when the Seodaemun Prison was moved out, at the location. It has lots of monuments including Independence Gate, 3.1 Independence Declaration Memorial Tower, etc.

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