Dokdo Museum Monument
Outdoor Dokdo Museum Location: Located at the crossroads between the mineral spring in Do-dong Mineral Water Park and the Dokdo Museum
The Outdoor Dokdo Museum is an outdoor exhibition hall of the Museum. Currently, it features the “Dokdo Museum Monument” “Daemado Monument” on a pedestal made of 828 natural stones sourced from Ulleungdo. The Dokdo Museum Monument was erected to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Admiral Yi Sun-sin’s martyrdom, and the inaugural anniversary of the Museum’s opening on August 8, 1998, to inform the public of the spirit, background, and purpose behind the Museum’s foundation. Meanwhile, built on the 5th anniversary of the Museum’s opening in August 2002, the Daemado Monument is a stone monument featuring historical records that tell visitors that Daemado originally belonged to Korea as well and sheds new light on the truth from our history. Furthermore, the Daemado Monument was erected to raise awareness of the Dokdo conflict that continues to rage on today by exposing Japan’s perverted imperialistic views and its history of illegitimate aggression towards our sovereign lands.
Dokdo Museum Monument
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- This five-tiered stone monument (height: 410cm) was built to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Admiral Yi Sun-sin’s martyrdom and the inaugural anniversary of the Museum on August 8, 1998. The natural stone part of the Monument features Chinese characters and the Hangeul title of the Dokdo Museum from the Nanjungilgi and Wolincheongangjigok. As for the black stone part of the Monument, it features the symbol of Dokdo, the Hansanseom Song, background of Dokdo Museum’s establishment and characters it uses, warning from Admiral Yi regarding Japan’s ambitions, Japan’s illegitimate and preposterous arguments claiming sovereignty over Dokdo, and how the Museum was built across all four sides. Together, the Monument helps visitors understand why the Museum was built and the spirit that inspired its creation. The Monument later gave momentum to build Dokdo Museum’s outdoor exhibition hall, the Outdoor Dokdo Museum.