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The War Memorial of Korea

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Address: 29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-021, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-709-3139
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Poignant exhibits, war memorabilia, art works, and military equipment make...
Poignant exhibits, war memorabilia, art works, and military equipment make this a perfect place to learn about Korea’s history of war, most notably with North Korea. Kids will enjoy the display of actual tanks and airplanes.
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Excellent and surprising museum, military vehicle park and impressive memorial statues outside, fantastic museum about Koreas military history inside

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent and surprising museum, military vehicle park and impressive memorial statues outside, fantastic museum about Koreas military history inside

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Swansea, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A fantastic place to visit. Very informative. The exhibits are comprehensive and full of useful information.

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I've been here three times and learned something new with each visit. I admit that the museum can be overwhelming due to it's size but it's certainly worth the visit. For starters you could easily spend an hour or two just outside looking at all the old planes, tanks, etc. as well as the names etched in stone. Once inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Be prepared for a 4 hour visit. Museum covers all of Korean history. is as much a memorial as a museum. It has a very detailed presentation of the Korean war.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I don't really know how to rate the war memorial. It certainly is impressive with the statues and the tanks/war ships with the information on the plaquards. However, it is quite sombre. So it is interesting if you are a history buff or paying your respects for an hour or two.

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Free entry to wander round, very close to the point where you meet for a DMZ tour, so ideal to visit before. Allow an hour. Lots of equipment, plans, monuments, etc

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a review for both the memorial and the museum which should really be considered one. First off, the memorial itself was beautiful and powerful. The statues really give a sense of the struggles of the past and even the present day split between the people of Korea. Secondly, the museum allows you to see all sorts of historical... More 

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Bochum, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great Tour at the memorial. The Tour guide was a lady with depth knowledge on Korean history and who indeed experience the Korean war.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This museum was very moving and impressive. We spent several hours walking through and still didn't see every exhibit. I learned a great deal about Korean history and more about the war. I highly recommend including this in your trip.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a very good war museum, with a lot of different displays including old planes outside. At times very patriotic, but still good. One thing- it could do with more interactive displays to make it more exciting! Perhaps open up one of the planes so you can go inside.

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Address: 29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-021, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-709-3139
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul

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