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Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin, Seoul

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Admire Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin, the representation of protection and patriotism. Erected in 1968, the bronze statue faces the city square and honors the admiral who defended Korea against the Japanese navy in the 16th century. Admire the 17 m (55 ft) depiction of the designer of "geobukseon" warships (turtle ships), a model of which stands at the feet of the admiral, serving as an educational guide and memorial to the 16th-century war. Learn about war tactics and the story of the great warrior's life. Put Statue of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Seoul trip builder.
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  • The statue is nice, but I only get the meaning of it when I have learned about Admiral Yi. Really interesting guy !! The museum under the square explains it all. Entrance is under the other statue of ...  more »
  • This is just outside the Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Gwanghwamun Gate. So it is not hard to miss. If you're lucky, you might find a flea market that has stalls that sell Hanbok at cheap prices. So ra...  more »
  • Statue without great interest but little Museum under field interesting and free. It is very well done. Admiral Yi Sun - sin died on December 16, 1598, during the battle against the Japan. Having saved his country twice during this war, putting his qualities of courage, technical competence, of righteousness, of vision and refined culture at the service of a patriotism without flaw, it is considered a national hero on par of a Joan of Arc in France in Coreecomme.
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  • Did you know this? Yi arm moves a little bit.
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  • The great bronze statue of Admiral General Museum also went with them was good. Unfortunately, puppet of the demonstration in front of the statue there. Demo'd is done here.
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  • When you gather the power of any public power clings to stronger than
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  • If you look at the chest breaking the statue to General Yi Sun-sin. Hard to live in an era in which we will watch it again, it seems
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  • This is a nice way to be traversed the pe ', culminating in the most attractive tourist visits to Seoul.
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The Seoul metropolitan area has two districts especially appealing to backpackers--Jongno just northeast of the city, and Hongdae to the west. Both offer good shopping and dining, as well as easy transport links to the rest of the city. Mid-range options may prove difficult to find in peak season (July to August), unless you don't mind staying at a traditional hanok guesthouse, where loads of character make up for any lack of amenities. Finally, a range of top-end hotels with an impressive list of services and facilities lie scattered around the city.
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