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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
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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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breathtaking! take your time

a must see in Seoul! this memorial is very large & interesting, take your time (at least 3 hours) admission is free. guaranteed to make you feel some things... very powerful... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

a must see in Seoul! this memorial is very large & interesting, take your time (at least 3 hours) admission is free. guaranteed to make you feel some things... very powerful exhibition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was moved to see these sculptures and read their history. Admittedly I was never great with history but living here nor, it's something to learn, understand, and appreciate.

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Thank Elizabeth A
Guangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Both the memorial outside and the museum are a great thing to take in. I stopped by walking back from the USO tour. It was on the way back to Itaewon. I am glad I stopped. It helped explain so much more about the war and the history of Korea.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife's grand parents were buried there. It's such a emotional experience for us and we were so happy to see that they can rest in peace in such a beautiful and calm land. Even just for a visit I would highly recommend it. A huge contrast to the noisy myeongdong and greedy sellers and shoppers. I found my internal... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's sad the fact that the most important museum of a sity is the war museum. The history is still live over there, the wounds have not been healed and the tears have not been dried. Furthermore, the fear for more wounds and tears still exists... The fealings, after visiting this museum are not good: sorrow and sympathy for this... More 

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Thank Thanos F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderful museum full of great history about all the participants in the Korean conflict and also a previous worth going back to Korea. Can't wait to go back a second time and spend more time and get an audio

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is free to enter but donations are welcomed, which go towards the upkeep of the museum. For those who like history, this place is really cool. It's got lots of planes, cars, tanks, artillery and other artifacts from the Korean war and lots of history on the other countries who helped to fight alongside the South Koreans.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the better war museum that I had been to. There were plenty of outdoor exhibits on the defunct war planes and vehicles. The indoor exhibits were good too. It was quite interactive in a way that they had videos and special effects. My kids loved the outdoor exhibits more than the indoor ones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots and lots of things to see here. Each of the huge pieces of art outside have a story to tell, and tell it well. I really enjoyed the display of planes, tanks, and a boat that have good explanations in English. The courtyard outside the main entrance has an amazing display of black obelisk-like pieces, one for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an interesting place to visit. My son learned a lot from the museum. We were even lucky to get a copy of the book "Korean War 1129" by Lee, Joong Keun. It has a day by day account of the Korean War. It is a place both young and oldies will enjoy. I was with my 7yr old son... More 

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