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“great entertainment for any military fanatic!”

The War Memorial of Korea
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Seoul Morning Half-Day Tour including Seoul Tower, Namsan Hanok Village and The...
Ranked #2 of 740 things to do in Seoul
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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.
Toronto, Canada
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“great entertainment for any military fanatic!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

I had a blast at this museum, it truly has all the military toys you can imagine. Rockets, high explosives, tanks, nukes, planes, boats, helicopters. Its quite an amazing display of equipment.
It also includes historical expositions of old wars fought in Korea between the Koreans and the Mongolians for instance.

I highly recommend this place on a rainy day in Korea since most of it is indoors.
Check out my walk-through video: http://www.reformatt.com/blog/war-memorial-korea

Visited July 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Well curated museum about korean history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

War Memorial Museum is a big museum with several indoor areas divided in other thematic eras of the korean history and an outdoor area filled with gigantic war machines including a full scale american B52 bomber!! Best of all it is free to get in except any temporary exhibit that might be happening there too.

I liked very much the whole place and left there with a new understanding in a South Korean point of view about the various wars that Korean has been in, their warrior and pride of identity and for sure an everlong will to be reunited with the North.

A must do when in town!

Visited October 2012
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Tokyo, Japan
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“Worth the trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

It was an impressive display of items. I learned somethings about America's history with Korea while I was there. That in itself made the trip worth it.

Visited September 2013
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Douglasville, Georgia
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“Very moving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

There is so much to see here. And so powerful and moving. It really shows how strong willed South Korean people are. And how grateful they are to everyone one who had helped in there time of need.

Visited August 2013
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“Fantastic experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

For a swede with little knowledge of the Korean War it was a really educating and strong experience. The museum exhibit a huge amount of weapons from both the North Korea and from the South Korea. It take a while to see everything but it is well spend time. No entrance fee wish is nice too.

Visited May 2013
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