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King Sejong Memorial Hall

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Address: San 1-157 Chongnyangni-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130-010, South Korea
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Connected with the king Sejong statue on the guanghuamun square and it's a free admission exhibition, which shows how the Hanja was created (by king Sejong) the evolution of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Connected with the king Sejong statue on the guanghuamun square and it's a free admission exhibition, which shows how the Hanja was created (by king Sejong) the evolution of Korea, next to it is the Yi sun sin exhibition, which shows a replica of the infamous turtle battleship. There are activities for kids also practising Hanja characters, rebuilding of the... More 

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Not being familiar with this aspect of Korean history, this was a nice introduction. The museum is open, modern, and well maintained. Offered several opportunities for children to interact using technology. This would be good for a rainy day as it is all indoors. It is located near the Palace, Ferry Memorial, and US embassy. There are several coffee shops... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Lot of Information is on display. Videos , Photos & Historic relics have been kept inside Must visit for Tourists

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Solomon Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

This place has interactive displays and some very informative sections on two of Korea's greatest heroes. As a non-Korean speaker there was still enough information for me to get a great deal out of our visit. Not sure the 4D film added much, but it was free, and only lasted 9 minutes!

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Dongducheon, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

While walking from Gyeongbuk Palace, we noticed a family walking into what we called a 'hidden door' under the statue of King Sejong. We crossed the street to the traffic island, went down the 'secret entrance' and found ourselves in the awesome free museum. The museum seems to be divided into two portions, with the 2nd half talking about Admiral... More 

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Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2014

if you go to Gyeongbuk Palace, don't forget to visit this place also. You'll find very complete story about Korean history especially Korean most respected heroes, King Sejong and General Lee Soon Shin. You can see how King Sejong built the Korea and how Lee Soon Shin protected Korea during their old war. It is designed very attractively, as you... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014

This museum is free and if you leave an ID behind they will give you a free audio guide which was fairly comprehensive. It was a really interesting historical museum on the early history of Korea. Museum talks about the early history of King Sejong (세종이야기) one of the early Kings. This King was very interested in getting the population... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

they have everything in both Korean and English which was good. It is a pretty museum in a pretty area of the city

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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

Once you are at king sejong memorial hall, you will be centre of seoul tourist attraction places. It's surrounded by palaces, gwanghwamun, cultural street, traditional costume photography, guard changing ceremony, and many2 more. You will have a full day pack with entertaiment and interesting experiences

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Not the best laid out museum, however, this is a free museum that gives you an insight into two important historical figures. Half of the museum is dedicated to Admiral Yi Sunhin who was the commander of the Korean navy and was integral in eliminating the Japanese threat in 1597. He is also credited with inventing the turtle boat, a... More 

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