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“Beautifully Curated inside and out” 4 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 1,110 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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“Beautifully Curated inside and out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Cool outside area with tons of planes, helicopters and tanks on display - we thought this was the only part open while we were here and spend 30-40 minutes here alone. Lots to see and read!

Inside is beautifully put together - had to be expensive to build and yet is free! touch screens everywhere with tons of info on them. Interesting settings for walk through life size dioramas. Creative areas for videos.

I came along for my husband and really enjoyed it!

Visited December 2012
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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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