King Sejong Story Museum (커피빈코리아 광화문점)
14 Jong-ro, Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(sa), Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
| +82 2-3210-2326
Unlikely ArtExpecting a stuffy museum, I found the King Sejong Story was a pleasant surprise. This monument in the center of Seoul, housed underneath one of the hippest areas, is worth a look.
No amount of rambling can present how great King Sejong was for Korea, but for starters, he along with his cabinet was responsible for Hangul (the Korean alphabet) and advancements in science, culture, arts, and politics.
I had expected to find busts and dioramas showing off Sejong accomplishments. But the whole museum had an artistic spin on it. While walking down a hallway, I thought this lighting installation would make a perfect backdrop for a silhouette.
To get to the museum, take Seoul's purple line, Line 5. Surface and find the large walkway (fountain included), then walk to the large gold-colored monument of King Sejong. The entrance is on the back of his chair.