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“Lots of airplanes.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The War Memorial of Korea

The War Memorial of Korea
1-8, Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-021, South Korea
02-709-3139
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Ranked #1 of 384 Attractions in Seoul
4.5 of 5 stars 1,109 Reviews
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Museums, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Lots of airplanes.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Lots of airplanes outside that you can climb into and a very good exhibit inside telling about the war history. I was very impressed by the large building too.

Visited October 2012
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“multi media tribute to soldiers and Korean history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

With 4D movies and many special effects displays, it is easy to understand and be moved by the Korean history at this museum. Has all exhibits in English and Korean and special events in the lower level. Worth the trip!

Visited January 2013
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“Peace & Memories”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

thousands of soldiers from worldwide died in this war, they lied under the stone with their names on it, that we could never forget the brought by war, and heros who sacrificed themselves for freedom.

Visited December 2012
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“Brave Korean People”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The real-life crisis of a country divided in two by outside parties, waging war back and forth across their tiny country over five years with the only outcome being a highly divided country - a tragedy at all levels but a testament to human revolve.

Visited September 2012
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“A great, great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I have been to the memorial several times and still enjoy it. It looks like Cecil B. Demill (sic) would create. A gigantic beautiful building that looks somewhat like it was in the movie Cleopatra, houses many items, big and small. One of the two beautiful open wings have the names of the Korean soldiers killed and the other wing, has the names of the Allied countries souldiers killed in action during the Korean War. It is especially impressive as they have broken down the U.S. soldiers by their their states. The admission fee is very small. Everything from a U.S. B-52 and a captured Northern Korean submarine are outside in the surrounding grounds. Many captured weapon systems, planes, large guns and electronics are also there. It is hard to believe a P-51 is sitting outside in the weather. Inside the building, the place is packed and the use of different lighting is outstanding. The recreated battle scenes in miniature are the best I have seen. I could go on and on but I would be using the same positive words to describe this great museum. Trust me on this one, it is well worth a visit.

Visited August 2012
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