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Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin

275 Reviews

Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin

275 Reviews
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No Shopping DMZ Half Day Tour from Seoul

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Enjoy the highlights of the DMZ and get back to Seoul in time for lunch on a guided group tour. Listen to immersive commentary during visits to Imjingak Park, Dora Observatory, and other important landmarks. Have your camera ready for an unobstructed view of one of the world's most famous demilitarized zones. Best of all, this excursion does not include unnecessary shopping stops that other tours add on, which saves you valuable vacation time.
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JHL wrote a review May 2020
Seoul, South Korea7,121 contributions610 helpful votes
The statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin is locating in Gwanghwamun Square and easy to find. Standing before Gwanghwamun Gate that is the main entrance of Gyeongbokgung Palace, this status has been a very significant place along witth the statue of King Sejong who created Hangul.
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Date of experience: June 2019
Agnieszka G wrote a review Feb 2020
Linden, New Jersey122 contributions24 helpful votes
winter time it is not to good to explore almost ever where :-) But I liked to see places filmed n City Hunter :-)
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Date of experience: February 2020
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ileannkneel wrote a review Dec 2019
Kelowna, Canada996 contributions285 helpful votes
One of two large statues in the square, it's good for a quick pic then move on. Not to be too cynical but there are many statues of many good people around the world. I guess I am getting a little worn out.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Oldjack wrote a review Oct 2019
Greater Melbourne, Australia21,282 contributions2,365 helpful votes
Admiral Yi Sun-Yin was a famous Korean Admiral, the inventor of the Turtle Ships and famous for his battles and beating the Japanese during the Imjin Wars. He lived from 1545 until 1598 and died of a gun shot wound in battle.His impressive large statue stands in Gwanghuaman Square and worth a look. Yi Sun-Sin improved on the Turtle Ships that had eleven cannons on each side, two each in the bow and stern and spikes on the roof to avoid being boarded.Some historians have put him alongside Horatio Nelson as a a ship-lover leader but that may be pushing it. Better than Horatio!.Nice Statue but not as nice as the column in London.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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emma wrote a review Sep 2019
Worldwide334 contributions142 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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