Admiral Yi Sun-Sin Statue

Gwanghwamun & Jongno-gu

This statue is a downtown landmark. Seoul-born Yi Sun-sin (1545–98) designed new types of metal-clad warships 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.