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UN Memorial Cemetery

Daeyeon-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea
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Ranked #1 of 137 Attractions in Busan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Cemeteries, Parks
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Spent a few hours here, its a very moving place to visit. The grounds are impeccably looked after and well worth a visit if in Busan

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Its near Busan Museum, walking distance around 10mins. Free admission & its was a nice place to visit. Surrounding with beautiful flowers & trees with well maintained. You will feel calm & peace as that place cant make noisy. Worth to visit. Pay respectful to all the soldiers who comes from different country.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Korean War was fought by a collection of UN members as a "police action" and this cemetery in Busan ( formerly spelled Pusan before some commission changed the spelling even though it is still pronounced Pusan) is the only one of its kind even though over 45,000 soldiers were killed ( most of them US military) It is worth... More

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Denver, Colorado
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117 reviews 117 reviews
65 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A great place to go back to over and over - different flowers are always blooming during different seasons and there are other special events that go on too - marching military band, ceremonies, etc. The U.S. memorial section has every fallen soldier's name from the Korean war inscribed on a wall which drives home the bond between South Korea... More

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Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A beautifully landscaped cemetery with thoughtfully displayed memorials. It serves as a poignant reminder of the atrocities of war, presented in gratitude from the Korean people to all those who were killed in the Korean War. It is easily accessible on the City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus.

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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Like the quietness and a place where I could pay respects for those who fought in the war. The flag lowering ceremony was great too, love it.

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Huntington Beach, California
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372 reviews 372 reviews
109 attraction reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This cemetery reflects the gratitude of the Korean people for those foreign troops that were killed during the Korean War. It rivals not in size but in empathy and gratitude of many of the larger cemeteries that I've seen in Europe that honor those killed during WWI and WWII. One of my Uncles served in the US Air Forces during... More

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Legaspi, Philippines
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

In my recent visit to Busan, I got to learn about the Hop-on Hop-off kind of bus (for 15,000won per person) you can hop-on and hop off at any given tourist spot within the bus route. So part of this route was the UN Memorial Cemetery for which I was so amazed on how orderly the cemetery was. It was... More

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Hobart, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Its a great place to pay respects to the fallen, but i do dislike how people take photos and treat it more like a tourist site.

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White Plains, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a peaceful and somber place where soldiers from the Korean War were laid to rest. It is a beautiful setting with lovely trees around the cemetery area and many monuments. Take your time walking through the grounds. There is also a small museum and a chapel with an informative video playing.

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