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The War Memorial of Korea

1-8, Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-021, South Korea
02-709-3139
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As featured in Seoul on a budget and 1 other guide
Ranked #1 of 550 attractions in Seoul
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Poignant exhibits, war memorabilia, art works, and military equipment make this a perfect place to learn about Korea’s history of war, most notably... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in the history of the Korean War, this is the place to go. Huge, comprehensive, well-designed. Lots of artifacts (documents, photos, war machinery). There are some gimmicky things, like a "4D" motion simulator ride that is more for fun than for historical education, but overall the museum is great.

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Perth, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Certainly worth a visit as is very informative about the Korean War and other conflicts. A nice range of military artifacts too. Check it out - being free certainly helps!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best war museums I've been to. The curators have done a great job not only collecting the items but logically displaying them to tell the story and educate you as you walk through each section. A must visit while you're in Seoul!

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Tortona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This museum was a pleasant experience lasts approximately 3 hours. A museum very large and full of things to see. Inside there are some representations of ancient wars dating back to the last millennium, spread over 2 levels. Outside, on the other hand there is a fantastic collection of weapons ammunitions from most recent wars, including helicopters, planes and tanks.... More

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Pisa, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The place is in my opinion too much oriented towards the "war" and not the "memorial", if you know what I mean. There are so many things to visit in Seoul, you can skip this one

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Very interesting and informative place to visit albeit somewhat sobering. Lots of information and well-illustrated exhibits about the history of Korea and the Korean war. It is a bit out of the way and whilst it is relatively easy to get to by subway, a taxi is actually a far cheaper option.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

you won't regret for this huge memorial park. Dose not matter, if interesting of war or not. Does not matter, who you trip with now. Wow it just Wow, that's what i saying .

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Puriri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Loved everything about this memorial museum - incredible art works and great use of technology to portray the war. Being from New Zealand, I was very humbled by the repeated mention and gratitude shown by the Koreans for support that NZ and the other nations gave (and continue to give). Very interesting place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We went through the wrong entrance so it was a bit hard to find for us, but once inside, it was great! It was free and huge! It includes not only information on the Korean War, but also all the conflicts they've had before. It had a 3D and 4D warfare experience theatre as well as a shooting range. Allow... More

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Antipolo City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

While living in Korea for three years, my return visit with my mom was my first time here. Autumn brought in a melancholic, pretty and quiet atmosphere in the place. Part of the exhibit in the lobby was the commemorative display naming all the Cheonan ship soldiers who died in the sinking, and I thought it was sad, beautiful -... More

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