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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the two statues in this square. The square and statues can be found right infront of the palace. Good for some quick photos.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank emmgee8
Reviewed July 2, 2019

This statue is to honour a famous and respected admiral best known for his military achievements during the Imjin War. There is also a small underground museum in memory of the Admiral. In front of the statue there is a water fountain called 23.12 representing...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

I saw this when I was walking around Seoul. Very enjoyed reading about the history of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin. Go here if you want to learn about him, and why he is important.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HiSophie4
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Considered as a War hero, the 6.5 meters bronze statue of Admiral Yi Sun-sin is situated in the G Square which is in front of the G-Palace. The statue shows the Admiral in a standing posture, holding a sword in his right hand the face...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank raghu67
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I had never heard of this famous 16th-century Korean admiral until I visited Gwanghwamum Plaza, where his bronze statue anchors its southern end. But now I know that Admiral Yi Sun-Sin has a fascinating background, including incredible military achievements during the Imjin War (1592-96) when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Rumples
Reviewed October 28, 2018

This is an impressive statue located in the centre of the city and the great thing about it is that there is a museum underground here where you can also learn so much about Korean history. The statue is very close to the statue of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed October 27, 2018

I just liked the pose of Admiral Yi Sun- Sin as he appears as this bronze statue on Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul. As a hero from the sixteenth century, he is celebrated for his triumphs against the invading Japanese.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Eyekaytoo
Reviewed October 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravelingLia
Reviewed October 14, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Calvin C
Reviewed July 22, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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