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Impressive statue with fountains

This is an impressive statue located in the centre of the city and the great thing about it is that... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
SurfingWild
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Bandung, Indonesia
Great pose of a great seafaring Admiral

I just liked the pose of Admiral Yi Sun- Sin as he appears as this bronze statue on Gwanghwamun... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Eyekaytoo
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Leverkusen, Germany
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had never heard of this famous 16th-century Korean admiral until I visited Gwanghwamum Plaza, where his bronze statue anchors its southern end. But now I know that Admiral Yi Sun-Sin has a fascinating background, including incredible military achievements during the Imjin War (1592-96) when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This is an impressive statue located in the centre of the city and the great thing about it is that there is a museum underground here where you can also learn so much about Korean history. The statue is very close to the statue of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed 27 October 2018

I just liked the pose of Admiral Yi Sun- Sin as he appears as this bronze statue on Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul. As a hero from the sixteenth century, he is celebrated for his triumphs against the invading Japanese.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Eyekaytoo
Reviewed 22 October 2018

It is a small statute which you'll automatically pass by when visiting the Gwanghwamun district. There's a year-long protest going on nearby the statute, so make sure you do not offend people there by taking photos like tourists. There's always somekind of protest going on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravelingLia
Reviewed 14 October 2018

It is recommended to start your Seoul trip here along with the statue of King Sejong the Great and then walk to the main palace. There is a nice and free museum under the two statues that tells you about these two great Korean men....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 22 July 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 20 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank palawanismyhome
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank KhiamYeongH
Reviewed 2 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.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank kimitakas
Reviewed 21 January 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Blanca M
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