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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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Sixteenth century naval commander

Around the country we have discovered statues of Admiral Yi Sun-Si, here in Seoul and Busan, this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kpiddy
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Brisbane, Australia
Korea's famous admiral

The 17 m bronze statue stands in Gwanghwamun Square and in front of it there are many small water... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
palawanismyhome
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puerto princesa
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Sejing-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Around the country we have discovered statues of Admiral Yi Sun-Si, here in Seoul and Busan, this sixteenth century naval commander is famous for the major part he played in defending the country from the Japanese. The Admiral's bronze statue stands high on a pillar...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 17 m bronze statue stands in Gwanghwamun Square and in front of it there are many small water fountains that go up and down ( a favorite place for children to play in the water). The admiral was a famous hero who made his...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

The Naval Commander who is credited for several decisive victories and ultimately sacrificing himself in a war with the Japanese in Nov 1598. His come commemorative statue is rightly placed in front of King Sejong’s statue who is in front of the palace, being the...More

Thank Khiam Yeong H
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Admiral Yu Sun-Sin is a hero of war against Japan- not in a modern time, but about 400 years ago. There is a museum of his legend nearby (underground), which is quite instructive.

Thank Kimitaka S
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a site you will not miss on your way to other activities. Located in Gwangwamun next to palaces and markets.

Thank Blanca M
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

You can't miss it, and I am not sure how you can complain when it is a free attraction. As far as the "tent city" is concerned, there was a ferry disaster in 2014 in which 304 passengers, most of which were high school students,...More

Thank tavaroo
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

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 CanisHan
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 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
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

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

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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
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If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul,
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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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