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UN Memorial Cemetery

Daeyeon-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea
051-625-0625
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$125*
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97%
Ranked #1 of 74 Attractions in Busan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Parks, Outdoors
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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Arrived there at 4 PM in time for the lowering of the flag ceremony by the guards. Well-laid out and excellent landscaping.

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Washington
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66 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a lovely, quiet and well tended military cemetery dedicated to the war dead from the Korean War. The landscaping is superb and the atmosphere serene. Each participating nation has a seperate section. A walk around puts war in perspective and certainly displays the gratitude of the Korean people.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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127 reviews 127 reviews
54 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The best way to get there is by taking one of the Busan City tours (hop on / hope off). Only Won 15,000 for the entire tour, which can last the entire day leaving in front of the train station. It is one the major stops on this tour. I have to admit that I did not realize how many... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We did not plan to visit it originally. But once we decided to take the City Tour and it was the first stop on the route, we figured we would make a quick stop there. It was a pleasant surprise. We ended up spending an hour there. The grounds are well tended with beautiful trees and flowers. It is clear... More

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A visit to the UN Cemetery will not disappoint. The grounds are beautiful, and everything is very respectfully done. I recommend the UN flag ceremony that happens every morning and afternoon when the UN flag is being raised and taken down. The ceremony in whole only takes about 10 minutes and was just a little added bonus. In October the... More

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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
35 helpful votes 35 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
84 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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
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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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