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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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  • Nice, big statue about the king in a great location. Middle of the square by one of the biggest temples in Korea 
  • My relatives used to live around this area so I would often pass by while traveling. It's a great place to visit for pictures since it's close to the Gyeongbok Palace and easy access to the subway. It...  more »
  • This is great place to learn about King Sejong. They have underground museum connected to many others building. Great scenery to capture your moment here in Korea. The place is strategically located n...  more »