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Hyeonchungsa Shrine

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126, Hyeonchungsa-gil, Yeomchi-eup, Asan, Chungcheongnam-do 31451 South Korea
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OnyangoncheonSeoul Metropolitan Subway48 min
BaebangSeoul Metropolitan Subway47 min
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thelonious22 wrote a review Jun 2020
Seongnam4,064 contributions603 helpful votes
Hyeonchungsa Shrine honors the Korean hero Admiral Yi Sun-sin famous for defeating the Japanese navy during the Imjin Wars during the Joseon dynasty. The original shrine built from donations was a small structure which is still in the grounds. The new shrine houses the portrait of the admiral and the structure sits at the top of a hill in the middle of an immaculately groomed lawn. Yi’s former residence where he and his descendants lived until the 1960’s is also part of the complex. Yi Sun-sin Memorial Museum is near the entrance and houses his sword and diaries, both of which are national treasures. Unfortunately there isn’t much about the famous turtle ships on display. A theater shows an hourly 3-D film about his battles with the Japanese.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Jerry R wrote a review Mar 2020
Asan, South Korea6 contributions
I love this park that celebrates one of Korea’s biggest hero’s navy admiral Yi Sun Shin a true leader who defeated the enemy with cunning and strategy
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Date of experience: February 2020
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mia_from_TO wrote a review Nov 2019
Toronto, Canada46 contributions16 helpful votes
On a day trip to Asan, after you visit the Gingko Tree road, visit the Hyeonchungsa Shrine. Set out early as parking is crazy later in the day. The shrine is the burial place for Admiral Yi Sun-si and includes extensive grounds for long strolls, and a memorial museum that provides the history of his contributions to the country.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Burj Al Chino wrote a review Nov 2018
56 contributions13 helpful votes
After taking the KTX train from Seoul to Asan, the trip here became too much for my mom. It’s a huge memorial place and seats are far off from each other. We were here bec the government website says it’s adjacent to the Gingko road , a great place for the yellow leaves during fall season. We also found some yellow leaves on the side entrance of this shrine memorial . We took some pictures and got help from a local lady at a cafe to call us a taxi. She was very kind. I could use my roaming but ran out of battery. Free entrance when we arrived October 30
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Steven L wrote a review May 2018
Banff, Canada35 contributions5 helpful votes
Had a great time walking around, seeing the shrine to Korea’s Admiral Yi Sun-sin. Try to go visit when it isn’t as humid. Beautiful spot that I plan on visiting again.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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