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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  • Sejong emperor is one of the most respected emperors in Korea. It was he who created Hangul, Korean characters. Nowadays everyone uses it, but at that time his action was protested by many Confucian s...  more »
  • A figure at the very edge of myth in the history of the country. Lived in the first half of the 15th century. He was a man of culture and wisdom that consolidated in the country the doctrine of Confucius, he promoted research and scientific discoveries and introduced the first Korean alphabet. A figure celebrated in this impressive statue that invokes the main reasons of greatness.
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  • I don’t exactly know why but this place is definitely the one that I prefer in this world. Being in front of this statue, close to the palace (and nature) and at the same time, being rounded by buildi...  more »

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