Some beautiful spring flowers in the park.
In the same park as Independence Gate is Seodaemun Prison. This is where the Japanese incarcerated and tortured Korean resistance leaders. It is now restored and can be walked through. Seodaemun Prison is depressing, and full of horrific examples of what people can and do to each other. But it is worth seeing because of the role it played in history here in Korea.
Outside the prison, in the park, there were more beautiful flowers.
Sign for a coffee shop.