We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
314
All photos (314)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average25%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“korean alphabet”(19 reviews)
“great king”(11 reviews)
About
As featured in The Best of Seoul
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
18°
Oct
10°
Nov
-4°
Dec
Contact
Sejong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Website
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Seoul
from US$6.50
More Info
from US$109.00
More Info
from US$11.00
More Info
from US$209.00
More Info
Reviews (436)
Filter reviews
162 results
Traveller rating
41
71
48
2
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
41
71
48
2
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews korean alphabet gwanghwamun square great king underground museum gyeongbokgung palace rain gauge quick photo historical background joseon dynasty small museum photo opportunity science achievement columns inscriptions admiral protest
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 162 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2018

In Gwanghwamun Square there are two statues, one of which is of King Sejong, who reigned from 1418 - 1450 when he died. This statue is illuminated at night and you should see it then if you are in the area.

Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed 25 March 2018

nice spot in front of the palace with lots of historical background as learning lesson for tourism like me

Thank Hesty K
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Sejong emperor is one of the most respected emperors in Korea. It was he who created Hangul, Korean characters. Nowadays everyone uses it, but at that time his action was protested by many Confucian schoolers, who used Chinese characters.

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

I don’t exactly know why but this place is definitely the one that I prefer in this world. Being in front of this statue, close to the palace (and nature) and at the same time, being rounded by buildings.. amazing

Thank Fanny M
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We were walking towards the Gyeongbukgong Palace to watch the changing of the guards when we came to a huge momument of a well known person in South Korea, the Statue of Sejong the Great. We did not waste time and started clicking for souvenir...More

Thank ynadqnor
Reviewed 7 December 2017

C ( 17.12.06 ) King Sejong is great king in Korea history. The King sejong made Korean alphabet, Hangeul, the most scientific letter. The statue was landmark in this area with the statue of Yi Sun-sin. There was good museum under this statue, and must...More

Thank CanisHan
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Iconic statue of Great King Sejong. The location is strategic and can be accessed from the Gwanghwamun Gate. Very good place to take a quick photo session or admire Korean Culture and History.

Thank I W B
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Just a quick pass by the statue for a photo. It could have been better if the stage behind it (there was a concert the night before) was not there. So that the palace gates would be visible in pictures

Thank Shai N
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The King Sejong Statue is located at the centre of Gwanghawmun Square. This is a grand square that is located in front of the Gwanghwamun Gate. The king is best remembered for the Korean alphabet which he invented. He was a wise king who led...More

1  Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This statue is quite iconic and having photo ops in this area is quite mandatory. Try learning about his works like introducing the Korean alphabet and how these are displayed well in the vicinity.

Thank wenlong3788
View more reviews
Nearby
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 590 nearby hotels
Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
1,253 reviews
.29 km away
Shilla Stay Gwanghwamun
356 reviews
.37 km away
Somerset Palace Seoul
792 reviews
.47 km away
Koreana Hotel
761 reviews
.52 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 124,120 nearby restaurants
Starbucks Gwanghwamun
54 reviews
.16 km away
Billy Angel Cake Company
33 reviews
.06 km away
Korea Samgyetang Sejongno Store
15 reviews
.16 km away
Soojooboon Ginseng Chicken Soup
19 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,856 nearby attractions
Jogyesa Temple
841 reviews
.48 km away
Gwanghwamun Gate
899 reviews
.34 km away
National Palace Museum of Korea
164 reviews
.45 km away
Gwanghwamun Square
677 reviews
.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Statue of Sejong the Great staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines