Admiral Yi Sun-sin Statue

Admiral Yi Sun-sin Statue

Admiral Yi Sun-sin was a Korean Naval Commander noted for his battles against the invading Japanese. He was born April 28th, 1545 and died in battle on December 16th, 1598. Admiral Yi remains a hero today in Korea. You can find many museums and statues dedicated to him across Korea.

ThisĀ  statue pictured to the right is located in Gwanghwamun plaza (see below how to get there). Also, located in the area is the statue of Sejong the Great and the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Admiral Yi’s statue is surrounded by some water fountains and plants.

You should visit his statue and the palace for a great one day trip.

How to get to Admiral Yi Sun-sin Statue:
The stature of Admiral Yi is located in front of Gyeongbokgung Palace, the American embassy and Gwanghwamun in Seoul. You can take line 3 to Gyeongbokgung station exit 5,
Line 5 to Gwanghwamun station exit 2,
Line 1 to Jonggak station exit 1.

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Also, look out for the hit TV show Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin. The Drama was aired in 2004/2005 and there are 104 episodes.