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“Salute to the soldiers who died so young”

UN Memorial Cemetery
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Full-Day Busan Tour Including Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
Ranked #9 of 215 things to do in Busan
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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“Salute to the soldiers who died so young”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

walking through rows of tombstone lining the gentle slope of the memorial, my heart sank when I see many of the soldiers were only nineteen year old when they die. Life is so unfair as it seem to die so young as they were sent to the front line to act as a shield. To visit the UN memorial ground u can take subway line 2 to Daeyeon station, there is signboard showing the direction of the UN cemetery, walk straight for about 1 km u first cross the road at a giant roundabout to come to the Busan museum, UN cemetery is just behind the museum. Since we are here at the museum might as well go in for a visit, no entrance fee. The museum is squeaky clean, many place for u to sit down and rest, if u really want to go through all the historic items it may take half a day. Out of the museum u will walk into a garden go up a little hill u see buildings and halls for cultural performance just walk on then cross on top of a tunnel and down some flights of stair u are at the entrance to UN cemetery. The front guard at left and right will salute you as you enter. they are not soldiers don't look like one. Once inside u are reminded to keep silence as this is a solemn place, just go walk on the grass visit all the soldiers and read their name and age. War is terrible thing, many perish, hope the peace we are having now will prevail, I really hate to see another nineteen year old die in the field. Out of the cemetery there is nothing much else around, just walk back to the subway station along the way u have eating place and coffee shop, take a rest have a coffee and then carry on.

Visited May 2014
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Maitland, Australia
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“Stirring reminder of the sacrifice made”
Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

With only a short time to visit the Cemetery I was disappointed not to have the time to fully explore this wonderful site. It is a credit to South Korea that so much time and care and respect goes into this facility!

Visited April 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Great Visit”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Worth the visit when in Busan. The Soldiers will greet by saluting you on your arrival and exit. They will ask where are you from before you enter the UN Memorial Cemetery. Good for a walk around with well kept trees and flowers in full bloom. Give respect and peace to every soldier laying in peace in there.

Visited April 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“very well-kept and tidy”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Trees and flowers are very well looked after. There're cherry blossoms still in bloom when I was there a few days ago in mid April, probably the last ones the Busan. Good for a walk.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very touching”
Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

So looked after cemetery, almost perfect place. With names of every soldier laying in peace in there.
Solders will great by saliting you on your arrival & exit, also they ask you which country you are from, not sure why, maybe sertain nationals are not allowed.
Was very please I chose to visit this place.

Visited April 2014
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