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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  • This is one of two impressive statues in Gwanghaman Square, the other being that of Admiral Yi Sun-Sin. Sejong lived from 1307 until 1450 and was the fourth King in the Jaseon Dynasty.The title of Gre...  more »
  • A wonderful work of art in the center of Seoul. But even more interesting is the underground museum dedicated to the reign of this monarch. In his time, the Korean alphabet was introduced
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  • Best memorial place, good and amazing view , it's fun to hangout
  • One of the interesting monuments you will see at Gwanghwamun Square is the gilded bronze of King Sejong, erected at this location in 2009. This monument is of a seated beloved King Sejong, his right hand raised while he hold a manuscript in his left hand. Sejong seems to be smiling down on his people. Behind the Statue of King Sejong, you can find four pillars with gold reliefs portraying scenes from the King's life. In front of the statue, you will find a sundial, rain gauge and celestrial globe. These make for a nice arrangement and good photographs. At the back of the statue, you will find entrance into an underground museum area where you will find 'The Story of King Sejong' attraction, which shares space with the equally interesting 'The Story of 'The Story of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin'. This is a good opportunity to learn more about King Sejong if you are interested in this important figure in Korean history.
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