Gwanghwamun area, Seoul. This fast-paced, super modern area also houses statues and old palaces memorializing Korean history. This statue of Admiral Yi Sun Sin (이순신) overlooks the busy streets filled with cars and pedestrians. He is considered a Korean hero – as a Naval commander, he battled against Japanese invasion. Apparently, one of his most remarkable defeats was during the battle of Myeongnyang where his soldiers were outnumbered 333 ships to 13. Admiral Yi died in 1598 during battle.