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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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Interesting half day visit

Very interesting half day visit to the War Memorial. Lots of displays with many aircraft and other military equipment to see. Well worth a visit if a history or military buff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Very interesting half day visit to the War Memorial. Lots of displays with many aircraft and other military equipment to see. Well worth a visit if a history or military buff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

The Memorial includes a list, in English and organized by state, of the Americans who fell during the war. It also includes the ships and tanks which actually fought in the war on both sides.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Great museum with very good items and couple of 4D cinemas, giving you great insights into Korean Civil War and overall Korea history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed this Memorial. The outside pieces of heavy armoury were very interesting to see up close. The inside rooms filled with stories of war were even more moving to see. I was expecting to see only Korean War memorabilia so was surprised that this memorial has displays from all wars fought in Korea. The hall listing all the names... More 

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

There was so much to see but our tour time was limited. They had a lot of artifacts from the korean war. One of the most interesting for us Americans is a signed Douglas MacArthur letter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Visit Friday afternoon, at 1pm there is a War Parade in front of the museum. The museum itself is really interesting and gives a good explanation of the history of the Korean War.

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Pyeongtaek, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I spent about 3 or 4 hours here, just walking around and looking at everything. There is lots to see, and it is incredibly informative. Definitely worth the stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The South Korean government has done an excellent job of honoring the memory of those who fought so bravely during the Korean Conflict. Not only Koreans, but those from all the United Nations countries who served, many of whom lost their lives in the cause of freedom! As one enters the grounds, there is a stunning statue atop an open... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Plan to spend half day wandering through the many floors of the this museum. This tastefully done memorial is a definite tribute to the many people who lost their lives during the many wars that Korea history has experienced (from BC to present). I especially like the testimonies from soldiers or citizens on the 3rd floor regarding the Korean War...this... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

You'll be amazed with what this museum is offering. This huge place is very informative, from the tanks to artillery, from documents to uniforms, to how it has affected the country. If this is not in your itinerary, change your plans and allot at least 2 hours. Seeing the outside exhibition will take about an hour and a half. And... More 

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