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The Statue of Great Admiral, Yi Sun-sin

C ( 17.12.06 ) Admiral Yi Sun-sin was great person of Korea, and this statue is landmark in this... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Guri, South Korea
Impressive statue

The Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin is in Gwanghwamun Square and was put up in 1968. It is one of two... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 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.

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Reviewed 22 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 1 January 2018 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 8 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 23 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
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin is in Gwanghwamun Square and was put up in 1968. It is one of two statues in the square – the other being that of King Sejong The Great. Admiral Yu Sun Sin was a 16th century Korean hero....More

Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Just a few steps away from the statue of King Sejong where you just snap a few photos then go. Nothing much to see.

Thank wenlong3788
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This hero status is situated on the center of the Main Street. Aside from Admiral Yi Sun-Sim, the Emperor Statue is also placed in the same area. It was nice to get a glimpse of such height of statue in a busy street near the...More

Thank abingsyu
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

It's just a statue. Nice to have a quick look or snap a quick picture. Has information about his life underneath the statue. Located in front of the palace

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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 neighborhoods. Being
one of Seoul’s oldest neighborhoods, the area is rich
with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and
temples. Stand in the center of Gwanghwamun Square
with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of
you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and
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