Post by tinkerbell on Oct 27, 2008 19:34:33 GMT -5
Korea's Largest Statue of Yi Sun-shin Erected in Jindo
Korea's largest statue of Admiral Yi Sun-shin has been erected in Jindo, South Jeolla province. According to Jindo County, the statue was erected in Nokjin-li, Gunnae Myeon, the site of Yi's victory in the Myeongrang maritime war. The unveiling ceremony of the statue was held on October 11.
It took three years and 1.8 million dollars to build the giant statue of Korea's favorite war hero. The statue is 30 meters high and is a dynamic and realistic portrayal of Yi in battle. The eyes of the statue are directed at the Pacific Ocean.
A county official said Nokjin-li will be developed into a leading tourist attraction of the South Jeolla province.
This is interesting, tink; thanks for posting it. I wonder what the popular reaction is to the statue. I don't know, the huge size of it and the style of the pedestal...something about it seems almost like one of those old Soviet Union monuments.