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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. Put Statue of Sejong the Great into our Seoul trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Seoul.
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  • The museum and his statue are awesome. Definetly a must see. Such important man in the history of Korea, creating the Hangul. Worth it!  more »
  • This is only a statue on driveway in the middle of a large street. Not worth the detour. But it is most likely on your way between 2 sites or between the hotel and a site to visit
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  • Recommend to visit this monument. He always guarded by police. Behind the Memorial, you can go inside and get into the Museum of the history of the Memorial, as well as the National Museum of Korea, which is under the monument itself. In the daytime here acted presidential candidate.
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