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King Sejong Memorial Hall

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Address: San 1-157 Chongnyangni-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-010, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-969-8851
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While walking from Gyeongbuk Palace, we noticed a family walking into what we called a 'hidden door' under the statue of King Sejong. We crossed the street to the traffic island... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Dongducheon, South Korea
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Dongducheon, South Korea
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

While walking from Gyeongbuk Palace, we noticed a family walking into what we called a 'hidden door' under the statue of King Sejong. We crossed the street to the traffic island, went down the 'secret entrance' and found ourselves in the awesome free museum. The museum seems to be divided into two portions, with the 2nd half talking about Admiral... More 

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Indonesia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

if you go to Gyeongbuk Palace, don't forget to visit this place also. You'll find very complete story about Korean history especially Korean most respected heroes, King Sejong and General Lee Soon Shin. You can see how King Sejong built the Korea and how Lee Soon Shin protected Korea during their old war. It is designed very attractively, as you... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This museum is free and if you leave an ID behind they will give you a free audio guide which was fairly comprehensive. It was a really interesting historical museum on the early history of Korea. Museum talks about the early history of King Sejong (세종이야기) one of the early Kings. This King was very interested in getting the population... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

they have everything in both Korean and English which was good. It is a pretty museum in a pretty area of the city

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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Once you are at king sejong memorial hall, you will be centre of seoul tourist attraction places. It's surrounded by palaces, gwanghwamun, cultural street, traditional costume photography, guard changing ceremony, and many2 more. You will have a full day pack with entertaiment and interesting experiences

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Not the best laid out museum, however, this is a free museum that gives you an insight into two important historical figures. Half of the museum is dedicated to Admiral Yi Sunhin who was the commander of the Korean navy and was integral in eliminating the Japanese threat in 1597. He is also credited with inventing the turtle boat, a... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The museum is great for kids, but even as an adult, you might wish to spend a half hour wandering through the exhibits. Learning the history of Hangul, the Korean script, is particularly nice.

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Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Story of King Sejong (세종이야기) is an interesting museum where you can find out the history of hangeul, or the Korean writing invented by King Sejong. The museum includes interactive exhibits suitable for kids as well. The museum is quite small so you may just need to spend 30-45mins there. Great if you are on the way from Gyeongbokgung... More 

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singapore
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I've always thought there is only a King Sejong status at this area and didn't know a memorial hall exists! Would have missed it if I didn't go to Gyeongbokgung on Tuesday (It is closed every Tuesday!!!). So we walked to King Segong Memorial Hall by chance. It is a mini museum documenting King Sejong's contributions to the country and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

A very accessible place, near National Museum of Korea and Gyeongbokgung Palace. You can also wear traditional korean dress for free :)

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