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Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin

Sejing-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-3991-1146
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The Statue of Great Admiral, Yi Sun-sin

C ( 17.12.06 ) Admiral Yi Sun-sin was great person of Korea, and this statue is landmark in this... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
주영 한
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Guri, South Korea
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Quick stop to just take a picture with a local landmark. If youre going to Gyeongbokgung palace... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shai N
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Sejing-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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Reviewed 6 days ago

C ( 17.12.06 ) Admiral Yi Sun-sin was great person of Korea, and this statue is landmark in this area. Only see statue, it was simple to enjoy, but there was museum about Yi Sun-sin under this statue. Must visit this museum about Yi Sun-sin.

Thank 주영 한
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quick stop to just take a picture with a local landmark. If youre going to Gyeongbokgung palace, pass by here too.

Thank Shai N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin is in Gwanghwamun Square and was put up in 1968. It is one of two statues in the square – the other being that of King Sejong The Great. Admiral Yu Sun Sin was a 16th century Korean hero....More

Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Just a few steps away from the statue of King Sejong where you just snap a few photos then go. Nothing much to see.

Thank wenlong3788
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This hero status is situated on the center of the Main Street. Aside from Admiral Yi Sun-Sim, the Emperor Statue is also placed in the same area. It was nice to get a glimpse of such height of statue in a busy street near the...More

Thank abingsyu
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

It's just a statue. Nice to have a quick look or snap a quick picture. Has information about his life underneath the statue. Located in front of the palace

Thank Joe_Macpherson04
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We found this statue in Gwanghwamun square, together with the statue of King Sejong. This is a respected historical figure and the statue is prominent and iconic.Good for a quick visit.

Thank PaulSiow
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

An amazing figure in Korea history and stands tall protecting the palace as well as people of Korea. You should definitely visit the museum to understand the history between Korea and Japan. Fascinating and interesting facts. Must visit place!

Thank Mmleee450
Reviewed 31 July 2017

When I first saw this I was not aware of this guys importance or presence on the 1000 won note. Be sure to go to the other statue to enter the museum and learn a little about why he is there.

Thank Daryl S
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The statue is nice, but I only get the meaning of it when I have learned about Admiral Yi. Really interesting guy !! The museum under the square explains it all. Entrance is under the other statue of King Sejong.

Thank Jon L
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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul,
Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s
most important historic sites and neighbourhoods.
Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area
is rich with history and culture in its palaces,
shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of
Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt.
Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue
...More
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