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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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Loved this. Huge and interesting. My husband went back a second day to cover all the history. Excellent exhibits overall. Enough for a couple of afternoons and a great coffee shop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Loved this. Huge and interesting. My husband went back a second day to cover all the history. Excellent exhibits overall. Enough for a couple of afternoons and a great coffee shop too.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This memorial was well worth the visit. I learn so much about the war and the lasting effect it had on the nation. Definitely worth visiting (its free) before you take a tour of the DMZ

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Telford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Lots to see here, not just on the Korean war of the 50s but tons of other military history too. Some really moving exhibits, well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This visit can be done around 2-3 hours, not a bad place as first activity of the day. Show's lots of history regarding south korea and past famous generals of korea!

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Dongducheon, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Simply put - this is a must do. Modern Korea was was shaped, and continues to be developed in the manner that it is largely influenced by the Korean War. This place is impressive. Ensure to give yourself several hours (we spent 4 hours there and still felt like we could have gone a little slower). Since my last visit... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The war memorial should be top of your list when visiting Seoul. Spending a few hours in the museum is easy due to the magnitude of exhibits that was both interesting and informative. The staff are very friendly and happy to answer any questions.

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Ohiya, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Free entry to many exhibits. Bits of technology and military memorabilia for everyone as well as tons of older exhibits that give a story to Korea from ages ago as well as their interactions with the world over millennia. There is a lack of English translations and explanations so bring an educated native if you want the full story behind... More 

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Daejeon, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

very informational. My husband is a 3rd generation Korean born in Hawaii. He was very interested in visiting learned a lot

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Very interesting museum to visit during the day, and also free! Lots to see and I really enjoyed the monuments.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you are interested in the Korean War the War Memorial has a fantastic museum with signs in English and Korean.

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