Admiral Yi Sun-Shin was a Korean naval commander famed for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Imjin war in the Joseon Dynasty, who became an exemplar of conduct for both the Koreans and Japanese. Despite the fact that he had no prior naval training, Admiral Yi was never defeated at sea nor lost a single ship under his command to enemy action, and military historians have placed him on par with Admiral Horatio Nelson as one of the greatest naval commanders in history
The statue of Admiral Yi Sun-sin is located at the Sejongno, Gwanghwamun Plaza in Seoul. It is dedicated to the 16th-century Korean war hero, admiral Yi Sun-sin. It is considered one of Seoul's major landmarks.
The bronze statue of the admiral is holding a sword in his right hand and in front of the statue, there is a miniature turtle ship (a type of contemporary Korean war vessel commanded by Yi Sun-sin). Also, there are two model war drums on each side.