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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
Type: Cemeteries, Parks
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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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109 reviews 109 reviews
58 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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367 reviews 367 reviews
108 attraction reviews
378 helpful votes 378 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
65 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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5 helpful votes 5 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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Vantaa, Finland
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very well kept place where you can find some quiet space from city noise. If you know history or visit some other historical military places, it's easier to understand how important place this is.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
61 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Good place to visit, pay tribute and appreciate the sacrifices made in the name for peace. It is beautifully maintained and I was moved by the atmosphere. Had the chance to watch the UN flag lowering ceremony that afternoon (closing time). The memorabilia hall, video and history there is just too much to skip.

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