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5080 Valley View Blvd., Roanoke, VA, US, 24012

  • Phone: (540) 527-3030
  • Fax: (540) 527-3035
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Admiral Yi Sun Shin Statue

Sejongro Boulevard, 1 Jongno 1-ga
Seoul, 110-050
+82 2 814 9894

Mo to Su from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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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