Statue of Sejong the Great, Seoul

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Look up and admire Statue of Sejong the Great, a large statue of the revered ruler, and a focal point of the large, ceremonial square that surrounds. In front of the 9.5 m (31.2 ft) statue of the king, who ruled from 1418-1450 CE, sit a number of inventions that came into use during his progressive and technologically-minded reign, including a celestial globe, rain gauge, and sun dial. Best known as the inventor of the Hangul alphabet, several inscribed characters mark the stone plinth on which the king, seated on a throne and smiling, sits. Start your trip to Seoul by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • This statue is quite iconic and having photo ops in this area is quite mandatory. Try learning about his works like introducing the Korean alphabet and how these are displayed well in the vicinity.  more »
  • King made the Korean King, so most loved in Korea and no doubt, other was versed in chemistry, physics, and astronomy. Come if you cooked the last photo! Nice look and design shop in the basement of a Sejong the great, the little, Hangul is looking trendy souvenirs.
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  • Striking the statue, always guarded in the base. Below there is a museum. There are brochures in Spanish (almost unique in Korea). Vale worth not miss walking in the square and take a picture of the statue
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