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The Story of King Sejong & The Story of Admiral Yi Sunshin

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Above the museum is the statue of the King, and that of Admiral Yi, on a area between two of the... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
Very well made underground museums

We went down just for the King Sejong's museum but Admiral Yi's museum was also there. That was... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Walking back from the Gyeongbukgong Palace towards the Cheonggyecheon stream, we chanced upon this two statues in the middle of the busy street. When we went near, it led us to the discovery of an underground museum. A gem for anyone who wants to learn...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

My fellow flight attendant and I decided to hop over to Korea for the first time and I’m so pleased we did! As a New Yorker I could really appreciate the bustling crowds and the contrast of natural beauty, with historical architecture at every bend....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Above the museum is the statue of the King, and that of Admiral Yi, on a area between two of the main highways leading to the Gyeongbokgung Palace gate. It is opposite the US embassy and there are plenty of bus stops there. The statues...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank MarcusHurley
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The monuments above the memorial museums are beautiful. Below them you will find the memorial museums. The entrance is on the side with the King Sejong statue. Both museums offer informative information on the two individuals in Korean history. On King Sejong's side of the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The story of King Sejong is a museum, which is dedicated to this famous king of Korea. He is known for the creation of Hangul, Korean phonograms. The museum is located near the statue of king. The entrance is free.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Gwanghwa-mun is the greatest tour area in Seoul, and this museum is under Gwanghwa-mun. It means you can easily go to Palaces, traditional Korean houses or other museums. This is not a only good thing of this museum. You can see and hear about great...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank SongYoungY1
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I seldom enjoyed reading about historic stuff in museums, but this turns out to be a surprise hidden gem all cos I was trying to hide somewhere from the cold! I remember entering from behind the statue of King Sejong on Gwanghwamun. Initially I only...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Piggogo
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We went down just for the King Sejong's museum but Admiral Yi's museum was also there. That was awesome! I prefer Admiral Yi place than Sejong's. Quite well made to show how he commanded his navy during the war. It is a must to see...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Reviewed 23 May 2017

King Sejong the Great's statue located in the 光化門廣場Gwanghwamun Square (광화문광장)of the Joseon Dynasty is credited with introducing Han Chinese Confucian policies and executed major "legal amendments" (공법; 貢法) in the fifteenth century plus the capture of Tsushima island from the Japanese .

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Choonfong
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Displayed in this underground museum are the achievements of the two "most celebrated" figures in the history of Korea, namely King Sejong the Great (the fourth king of the Joseon Dynasty) and Admiral Yi Sun Shin (famed for his naval victories against the Japanese in...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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