King Sejong Statue (세종대왕 동상)

  • King Sejong Statue (세종대왕 동상)
  • King Sejong Statue (세종대왕 동상)
  • King Sejong Statue (세종대왕 동상)
  • King Sejong Statue (세종대왕 동상)
  • King Sejong Statue (세종대왕 동상)
  • King Sejong Statue (세종대왕 동상)
  • King Sejong Statue (세종대왕 동상)
  • King Sejong Statue (세종대왕 동상)
  • King Sejong Statue (세종대왕 동상)
  • King Sejong Statue (세종대왕 동상)
  • King Sejong Statue (세종대왕 동상)

Explanation

The King Sejong Statue was erected at the center of Gwanghawmun Square, in front of Gyeongbokgung Palace. Sitting with a gentle smile on his face and a book in his hand, the 6.2-meter tall bronze statue celebrates the king and his great achievements. King Sejong was called "The People's Hero," loved by his subjects because of his efforts to improve their lives and the kingdom.

In front of the statue lie a celestial globe, a rain gauge, and a sundial, all of which King Sejong invented himself during his reign. Behind the statue, there are six columns with golden carvings depicting the King's major accomplishments, as well as an underground passage to the Story of King Sejong exhibition hall, operated by the Sejong Center.

King Sejong (r.1418-1450) is best remembered as the inventor of Hangeul, the Korean alphabet. During his reign, he consolidated the basis for ruling the Joseon dynasty by incorporating Confucian philosophy into politics. Furthermore, he led the nation through great strides in agriculture, literature, science, and technology.


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175, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul