Little Rock, Arkansas: 80-Ton Korean Gate

Built in Korea in 2007 for $1.4 million, then shipped here. Donated by the heirs of Grand Master Haeng Ung Lee, who had his U.S. Taekwondo headquarters in Little Rock.
Address:
7 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR
Directions:
Just south of the Arkansas River, on the northwest corner of E.Markham St. and Hwy 5/Scott St. On the east side of the Statehouse Convention Center.
Admission:
Free
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Taekwondo Master Monument.

80-Ton Korean Gate

The Korean Gate and statue of Taekwondo Grand Master Haeng Ung Lee is only .3 miles from the park which contains a lot of Roadside America's recommendations for stops.

[Shannon and Ashley, 06/18/2019]

Garden.

80-Ton Korean Gate

If you are into martial arts this is a nice stop. Small garden with statues that honor Taekwondo.

[Kim Clark, 05/10/2017]

Korean gate.

80-Ton Korean Gate

Grand Master Haeng Ung Lee was born in Manchuria in 1936. In 1965 he moved permanently to the U.S. and in 1969 he founded the American Taekwondo Association in Omaha. After a visit to Little Rock he fell in love with the area and moved the headquarters there in 1977. He continued to teach Taekwondo until his death on October 5, 2000.

In 2007 his heirs decided to give something back to his adopted hometown and arranged to have a traditional Korean gate manufactured in Korea and shipped to Little Rock. At a cost of $1.4 million, the 80-ton gate was carved from traditional Korean fir trees and took two months to reassemble.

In addition to the impressive gate, there's a statue of Grand Master Lee, statues representing two students, a fountain, and many ornamental plants. It is a quiet area located in the heart of a busy downtown.

[Signmanjoe, 10/04/2015]

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