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Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin

Sejing-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-3991-1146
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Hero of war against Japan

Admiral Yu Sun-Sin is a hero of war against Japan- not in a modern time, but about 400 years ago... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Kimitaka S
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A Statue

This is a site you will not miss on your way to other activities. Located in Gwangwamun next to... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Blanca M
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Sejing-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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Reviewed March 3, 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
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Reviewed January 22, 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
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Reviewed January 1, 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

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Reviewed December 8, 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
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Reviewed November 23, 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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Reviewed November 20, 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
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Reviewed November 7, 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
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Reviewed October 22, 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
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Reviewed October 8, 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

Thank Joe_Macpherson04
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

We found this statue in Gwanghwamun square, together with the statue of King Sejong. This is a respected historical figure and the statue is prominent and iconic.Good for a quick visit.

Thank PaulSiow
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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
...More
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