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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This big bronze statue of Sejong the Great (1397-1450) stands on a pedestal in the middle of Gwanghwamun Plaza. Designed by Kim Yeong-Won and placed here in 2009, the depiction honors the scholar king, whose accomplishments include the invention of Hangeul, the Korean alphabet. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a pretty cool statue to keep an eye out for as you head towards the palace - hard to miss as its in the middle of the street!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank EmmaVestrheim
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This is an important landmark in Seoul anddepicts the 15th century Korean monarch, Sejong the Great, the fourth king of Joseon dynasty. It is strategically located in Gwanghwamun Square with the backdrop of Gyeongbokgung Palace. The king is presented smiling and sitting on his golden...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Eyekaytoo
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  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.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank kimitakas
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 928fannym
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  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

Date of experience: December 2017
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.

Date of experience: December 2016
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