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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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Impressive museum

Great exhibits, representation of not just the Korean War but all wars and conflicts Korea has been involved in up to current humanitarian missions. Worth the trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Great exhibits, representation of not just the Korean War but all wars and conflicts Korea has been involved in up to current humanitarian missions. Worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

It is the most beautiful and meaningful war memorial I have ever seen. It makes you feel sad about horrors of war. Various killing machines are displayed for you to remember that human flesh is much weaker than war steel. The memorial building itself is really grand and impressive. Definitely worth visiting.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

It was a good experience to visit to The War Memorial of Korea. They were showing the history of Korean War. I have learned a lot. Good education, for showing history of the country over 2333 years ago which was very interesting.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Since admission is free as well as easy accessibility via subway and between other points of interest, you're time investment is low in relation to what you can learn. If you're willing to invest some time, then you'll have an excellent opportunity to learn much history. Before you enter, take a moment to contemplate on the thousands of names listed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

museum is free, great selection of planes and inside very nice with café and movie clips . all in English as well

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Offenburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

the war memorial was very impressive. the whole building is stunning, the surroundings are super nice and the musuem itself was one of the most fascinating i have seen so far. i'm not much into museums but this one was really a highlight in korea!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Especially if you are not up on the sobering history of the Korean war. Get there early to avoid the crowds and then head over to Itaewon for some dinner, or up the hill to Namsan Tower to see a view of the whole city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Plan at least a half day to visit this museum, to learn more about the war. Nice exibits, with many weapons on display.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This definitely deserves it's place on the top 10 list. A must see for all. Another plus, this is the only attraction that you will not see huge hordes of Chinese tourist pushing and shoving their way through and you can take a leisurely walk through the memorial. More chances to get great photos with the family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to learn about Korea war & History. Very informative showing photos of War. Everything explained was in English and many other languages to suit all traveler. Worth going!

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