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Admiral Yi Sun-Sin means a lot to Koreans

It is a small statute which you'll automatically pass by when visiting the Gwanghwamun district... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Seoul, South Korea
Korea's famous admiral

The 17 m bronze statue stands in Gwanghwamun Square and in front of it there are many small water... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
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Sejing-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
+82 2-3991-1146
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

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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

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

Thank Khiam Yeong H
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.

Thank Kimitaka S
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.

Thank Blanca M
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

You can't miss it, and I am not sure how you can complain when it is a free attraction. As far as the "tent city" is concerned, there was a ferry disaster in 2014 in which 304 passengers, most of which were high school students,...More

Thank tavaroo
Reviewed 7 December 2017

C ( 17.12.06 ) Admiral Yi Sun-sin was great person of Korea, and this statue is landmark in this area. Only see statue, it was simple to enjoy, but there was museum about Yi Sun-sin under this statue. Must visit this museum about Yi Sun-sin.

Thank CanisHan
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Quick stop to just take a picture with a local landmark. If youre going to Gyeongbokgung palace, pass by here too.

Thank Shai N
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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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