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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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Very peaceful yet humbling experience

This was a very interesting stop for me and I'm glad I managed to fit this into my trip to Seoul. It's definitely worth a visit for any who also love history. Take a couple... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Yangsan, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This was a very interesting stop for me and I'm glad I managed to fit this into my trip to Seoul. It's definitely worth a visit for any who also love history. Take a couple hours at least to see both outside and in, it was a very humbling experience.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Decided to go here as we had booked a trip to the border of Koreas for the next day and wanted to be as informed as possible. The museum is very large an you need to take some time to go through it. The history starts from way back and we were mainly interested in the modern history so we... More 

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Toulouse, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

For a war memorial there wasn't much emotion about war itself and how war is bad. The displays are in reasonable shape but not excellent. Good that it's free though. Probably would 2 hours to see the whole thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If you like history of Korea especially its war history then this is the right place for you to visit. The first floor was from prehistoric era, so you'll probably best to skip it but it is still not bad to see though. Second and third level were for Korean War, Vietnam war, donated artefacts, arsenals, tanks, howitzer and jets... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Take your time and free up two hours!! There is so much to see and very interesting. Do donate as it is a free venue. Really cool morning out!

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Fenton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great displays in the museum. The memorial part was moving and emotional, especially if your family members served during the Korean War.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place to visit, it a 'must' to understand the 'today' of Korea. I just spend like 1 hr outside to see the machinary of war (airplanes, tanks,...) and the sculputures and let my mind trying to immagine how was it back then.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I usually don't enjoy museums, but I actually learned a lot from touring this museum. At the entrance to the museum, you'll see several statues/monuments with the descriptions of each one. I in particular liked The Statue of Brothers and what it meant. For yet another free museum, it has the usual showcases, but also, short movies. One was even... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We didn't have enough time to tour the entire museum, but I'm so glad that we stopped by. This museum is interesting, informative and incredibly moving. It gives you a real feel for the scale of this awful war in lives lost, property destruction and in the tremendous international support/mobilization. This is a must see site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Insightful and interesting displays and exhibitions of Korea's wars, with special focus on the Korean War. The outdoor aircraft, tank and cannon displays alone are worth a visit for history and aviation buffs.

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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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