Admiral Yi Sun-Sin’s Statue

Admiral Yi Sun-Sin’s Statue information

Seoul , South Korea
Address
Street Sejongno
Getting there
underground rail line 5 to Gwanghwamun, Exit 4
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Lonely Planet review

This statue is a downtown landmark. Seoul-born Yi Sun-sin (1545–98) designed a new type of metal-clad warship called geobukseon (turtle boats), and used them to help achieve a series of stunning victor­ies over the much larger Japanese navy that attacked Korea at the end of the 16th century. A geobukseon replica can be seen in the War Memorial & Museum .