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Admiral Yi Sun Shin Statue, Seoul

Admiral Yi Sun Shin Statue - Seoul, South Korea
Admiral Yi Sun Shin Statue
Sejongro Boulevard, 1 Jongno 1-ga, Seoul, South Korea 110-050Map
+82 2 814 9894
Neighborhood: Jongno-gu
Overview

This majestic statue watches over Sejongro Boulevard, the main street leading to Kyongbuk Palace. Admiral Yi Sun Shin is regarded as a national hero due to his accomplishments as a naval commander in late 1500s conflicts against the Japanese. He improved upon the design of the kobuksan--or ‘turtle ships' as they are nicknamed in English--the first iron-clad ships in the world. He fought and led several battles and is regarded for having exceptional courage and loyalty. The admiral was also a scholar and a writer.

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  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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