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The War Memorial of Korea

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Address: 1-8, Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-021, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-709-3139
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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Learned a lot of Korean War history

The day we went, Friday, admission was free. Not sure if it is everyday. We had limited time and rushed through in one hour. You should really plan to have more time. They have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The day we went, Friday, admission was free. Not sure if it is everyday. We had limited time and rushed through in one hour. You should really plan to have more time. They have done a very good job setting up rooms and explaining the wars throughout their history. Do not miss the large tear drop at the end of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The museum was not on my list of sights for the two days my husband and I had to visit Seoul sights. But we ended up going there and it became a very interesting experience. The outdoor area is huge and if you are interested in aircrafts used during the war this is the place to go. The museum contains... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The War memorial in Seoul is a must visit. It's located really close to Itaewon and you can literally spend the entire day looking around both inside and outside. Go in the good weather so you can get the most out of the day. Also, don't forget to visit the War memorials that countries like Ireland and Canada have erected... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Half monument, half museum. This museum is not as hard hitting as some but it is good. Outside are lots of monuments as well as machinery used in the war.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I have visited the War Memorial several times and each visit I learn something new about this time in American and Korean History. The static display of aircraft and other weapons from this era is impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

A large museum documenting the history of the Korean peninsula. Many interesting memorials around the building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I could spend hours in this place! Tanks, old aircrafts, rockets, all the military freaks dreamed about. And all provide sufficient information in English. Recommended place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It was pretty cool to see this place, you can see lots of war equipment but it's better to go when it's not cold

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It tells the history of Korean war and how it develop until today. Good way to learn the war history. Put in lots of multimedia inc theater.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's free of charge which was great and the exhibition halls were great except. I would reccommend it for adults who enjoy learning the history of Korea. It is not the best attraction for kids to go to as it could be quite boring.

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