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The War Memorial of Korea

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Address: 29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-021, South Korea
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+82 2-709-3139
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Poignant exhibits, war memorabilia, art works, and military equipment make...

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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Not only War memorial but also concise abstract of Korean history

Car parking was convenient and walking aroung the memorial was pleasant because the memorial was spacious still well organized. Outside of memorial building you can find the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Car parking was convenient and walking aroung the memorial was pleasant because the memorial was spacious still well organized. Outside of memorial building you can find the battle ships, air planes, tanks, and missiles. Also you can find the list of names from all of the world who sacrificed their lives for the peace and freedom of Korea. You'd better... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not just about the "last" Korean War. It's about all of them. The museum reflects all Korea involved wars. Exterior to the museum are the armaments of war..airplanes, boats, ground transport etc. The square at the front of the museum has individual monuments and flags for all countries that participated in the last Korean War including individual regiments,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting the war memorial of Korea is a great oppotunity to learn all about the history of Korea, the well known war and it's results on the present. Very interesting and informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here with my girlfriend Minjung and she told me how is important for the Korean this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have visited the War Memorial of Korea on many occasions and always been impressed with the displays here. As a New Zealander i love the way South Korea acknowledges and appreciates the help many other countries gave during the war. A tribute that is worth visiting. A very moving experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place to visit as an sightseeing. Many information for the Korean war and related real weapons and stories....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I visited the War Memorial on a number of occasions and came away moved and impressed every time. I took students there on field trips three different times and visited with friends several other times, and I can assure you there is something for everyone. This should definitely be on your list of things to see in Seoul. Give yourself... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have to say that this is one of the unforgettable visit that I made in S. Korea. I was emotional the moment I entered the place when I saw the monument of two brothers. The museum is so high tech and there are interactive machines if you need more information about a certain war artifact. I made sure to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The War Memorial of Korea pays tribute to all the soldiers of all the nations that united in conflicts across the globe. Very hands on where you can look in the window of a real B52 Bomber, walk the decks of an ill fated Navy Frigate or feel and touch the artillery and weapons of past conflicts. Easy for kids... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was one of the highlights of our trip. It was a bonus that there were no entrance fees. Be prepared to spend at least a few hours here as it is massive! The majority of the museum is indoors but there is also an outstanding outdoor section where you can explore the various military aircrafts/ships/tanks (and can go... More 

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