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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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175, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03172, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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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

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

Thank Shikataganai73
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.

Thank Kimitaka S
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

Thank Song Young Y
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

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

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 .

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

1  Thank Myo M
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

These two are very important people in Korean history but if you are not a history buff walking through show cases of their writings that are all in Korean doesn't click. There was an interesting bit on the Korean language and how it is built...More

Thank Paul_n_Cris
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

What a fascinating piece of Korean history! Deep below his statue in the heart of the city is a very well curated history of this wonderful leader and the story of how he developed a new language for his people. Experience such as this one...More

Thank Scott 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
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