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The War Memorial of Korea

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Address: 29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04353, 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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The museum is huge and there is outdoor and indoor area. Indoor area show the weapon and history whereby outdoor area show plane, tanks and warship. You can easily spend 4-5hrs... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum is huge and there is outdoor and indoor area. Indoor area show the weapon and history whereby outdoor area show plane, tanks and warship. You can easily spend 4-5hrs here. Inside the museum there is a few 3Dmovies. Additional points is the museum are free of charge.

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Walton On Thames
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good to visit and free . There are lots of planes and tanks outside - mainly American - used in the Korean War . Inside there is a lot of history and very well organised with films . You can see that North and South Korea have battled for a long time and because of the geographical position of Korea... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband, teenage daughter and I visited the War Memorial of Korea on our recent trip to Seoul. This is quite a massive museum, which covers the Korean War in great depth and also various other Korean conflicts through the ages. As foreigners, we found the Korean War exhibits of greatest interest. Extensive galleries are dedicated to this conflict, with... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a great time to explore the history and more attitude. Before that I had watch Yi Sun Shin movie, the Admiral of Navy, he was a clever in the critical time and beat Japanese navy at that time. So, I did find him here. There were many groups of students visited here as sightseeing subject of school.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is a must see, although you have to have an interest in history and war. It does not only cover the Korean war, which saw soldiers from all continents unite to defend South Korea but basically all conflicts in Korea, from the supression of the Manchu tribes to the Imjin war and Japanese occupation during WOII. Every part... More 

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Rhodes, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great museum, and I did not even get to see the inside. Unfortunately I only had the Monday to visit the museum, but most museums are close on Mondays. But this museum has so many outside displays, information, remembrances, architecture and honouring other nations that I was still able to spent about 3 hours there. Great to see... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is so much to see and to learn. All open air and for free. Located close to the subway station Sinyongsan street with some local restaurants around.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is really a historical place to visit, the flags of all the countries contributed or rendered support were there standing. You will see many kinds of air force planes and we're lucky that during our visit there's an exhibition which was fantastic.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very impressive war museum which practicly explaines where is South Korea today with the conflicts in the erea. It is all about wars in Korea in all times. Recomanded.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to spend a few hours if you like history or had kin killed in the war. There is a wall listing all who died in the conflict (US dead are listed by state). There are movies and dioramas and weapons. Don't forget to get your free book inch thick which chronicles the war day by day.

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