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Seodaemun Prison History Hall

484 Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03628, South Korea
+82 2-360-8500
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484 Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03628, South Korea
484 Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03628, South Korea
+82 2-360-8500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This location does not really pop out when one searches for places to see in Seoul. This historical site is very touching and biographies of those who have suffered under Japanese Colonial rule is very sad. Tour of all the buildings and walking the ground...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Visiting on a very cold winter day, it was a very sombre place that outlines the history of the Japanese rule over Korea. Womens underground prison was interesting and the details that keep the memory of the suffering alive are interesting. Not the best English...More

Thank Mandy L
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Prison was overall interesting and I could feel the solemn atmosphere of the different spots. However, they are not as inclusive in the sense that a lot of the signages are still untranslated and it makes me feel that I am missing out a little...More

Thank angelinatyj
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Seodaemun Prison History Hall is a monument of Korean history which chronologically illustrates Korean history of last 110 years. That alone is a reason why visitors of Seoul must visit that place. By visiting it, each individual can understand that part of Korean history and...More

Thank jure m
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Very close to the station - worth a visit. Unfortunately not everything in English, only really the sections about the torture/horrendous acts undertaken there. If you like to read everything at museums you may be a little disappointed. If you only have time for one...More

3  Thank Crystle2015
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This should be a top attraction in Korea. The prison is actually a museum, that depicts not only the facilities of the prison and the atrocities perpetrated in it, with graphic pictures and, mostly, reconstruction of tortures with dummies, but also tells us the history...More

1  Thank Roberto A
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The exhibits are well presented and many have English descriptions. Also, the route is well marked, so it is easy to follow. Visited during a school vacation, so there were groups of children visiting. They were quite noisy despite many signs with 'be quiet' (in...More

3  Thank Gerrit V
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The prison museum and the surrounding area is interesting and for photographers a good place to visit. I also entered the woods in the hills behind the prison and found some flowers and bugs to photograph. The bugs were quite easy to photograph. Patient and...More

1  Thank Jon L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have been to Korea so many times, we hit all the top tourist places...decided to check this out with my son. It was a bit chilling knowing all the suffering that took place...not only at the hands of the Japanese, which was absolutely atrocious...but...More

2  Thank SixpackDC
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Firstly make sure you don't come on a Monday like I did as I found it closed (I should had known to check) I did return the following day thou, well presented and once again minimal cost to the attraction gives a good overview of...More

1  Thank ghallnz
Walk within this area, centered on what used to be the
western gate of traditional Seoul, and you'll get a
glimpse of Korea’s past through the beautiful and
historic buildings that are scattered throughout.
Whether wandering around Deoksugung’s palace walls or
touring more historically somber sites such as
Seodaemun Prison, this is one of the best places for
culture, architecture, and history lovers. Jeongdong
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6 August 2017|
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Response from Mervyn H | Reviewed this property |
sorry but i dont think there are any lockers available.
Colleen K
20 September 2016|
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Response from Stephen S | Reviewed this property |
Well answered Marco, i've nothing more I can add other than enjoy your visit.