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UN Memorial Cemetery

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Address: 93, UN pyeonghwa-ro, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea
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A solemn commemoration

The memorial has extensive gardens that are nice to walk around. There are monuments to each country who participated in the UN coalition during the Korean War. Despite being in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jacob S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The memorial has extensive gardens that are nice to walk around. There are monuments to each country who participated in the UN coalition during the Korean War. Despite being in the middle of the city, it was oddly tranquil.

Thank Jacob S
Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Far exceeding" the Punchbowl in Honolulu, Hawaii and the one in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, this war cemetery occupies "quite spacious" grounds on which are beautiful multi-colored roses & neatly-trimmed shrubs among the memorial headstones (about 2,300 of them for the soldiers buried here of various nations of the UN force that fought in the Korean War of 1950 to 1953), the... More 

Thank Myo M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the exit 3 from Daeyeon MRT station and walk into the main street. About 500 meters. Then turn left and you have arrived. A must see for everyone who is interested in the history of Korea and especially the Korean war. The cemetary has a beautiful layout and the graves of the soldiers are all lined up by nation.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

End of the day and almost a perfect way to finish of a busy day of sightseeing. Try and get there for the flag lowering at 4pm, short video gives a good intro of the site etc.

Thank Mark J
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Busan was the last piece of land the UN forces could hold against the Chinese and North Koreans after the US forces had failed to detect that the communist built up 750.000 men behind their army. The entire land was occupied by them , and the UN decide to evacuate the rest of their forces through Busan. The commander of... More 

Thank Ahmet C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Any one who has read about the Korean War should visit this cemetery. It is nicely laid out with plenty of trees and flowers. The visitor centre provides a short video giving the background to this cemetery. .

Thank gyanfernando
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

The UN Memorial Cemetery is a well administered, beautifully maintained final resting place for many allied soldiers who died during the Korean War. If you have time during your visit to Busan, drop in for a couple of hours and walk around this solemn but magnificent place...

Thank Philip K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

"We engrave your names in our hearts with love, We inscribe your names in our land with appreciation" is the beautiful sentiment written on the Wall of Remembrance at the UN Memorial Gardens. The gardens, cemetery, monuments, and the museum are well maintained. Highly recommend visiting here to reflect and remember history and those who were lost.

Thank Bonnie F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Interesting to see all the countries that participated in the Korean War in the 50s. Korea appears to be grateful

Thank Juliez46
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We have to be quiet here but i love the scenery of this place. Unique shape of trees made me want to pose a lot in this park. Beautiful cemetery!

Thank naomiind

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