South Korea – The Land of age-old tradition and culture, centuries old Buddhist temples, beautiful landscapes, tropical island, high-tech cities and the land of fishing folks and Seagulls.
The statue of the Admiral Yi Sun-sin in Gwanghwamun Plaza, is a public open space on Sejongno, Jongno-gu in Seoul, South Korea. The Plaza features a water fountain in honor of the achievements of Admiral Yi Sun-sin. It is named the 12.23 Fountain, to commemorates the 23 battles he fought with 12 warships, when he led Koreans to victory during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–1598). The water jets rises to a height of 18 meters along with 300 smaller jets, which symbolize the battles he fought on the sea. It also has a waterway, two centimeters deep and one meter across, at 365 meters along the plaza’s east side. The floor of it has 617 stones recording the major events from 1392 to 2008.
Gwanghwamun square at night. Seoul.
Insadong is a must visit for those who are interested in the art and culture of Korea. As you explore the lanes and side alleys you will find many cafes, tea houses, traditional and new one where you can relax and enjoy your cup of tea.
Gwanghwamun Square: The statue of King Sejong is the square’s focal point. In front of the statue, the main inventions from King Sejong’s reign are on display, including the hangeul alphabet and scientific instruments such as a sundial, rain gauge and celestial globe. A nearby gallery tells “The Story of King Sejong,” featuring a variety of materials and artifacts portraying the life and achievements of the great man himself. Seoul, South Korea.
Banpodaegyo Bridge (Banpo Bridge) is a two-tiered bridge over the Hangang (Han River) that features the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain, the world’s longest bridge fountain recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records) with 380 water jets and a dazzling array of multi-colored lights. Hangang Park – South Korea.
Gyeongbokgung gate & an illuminated pagoda – Seoul, South Korea