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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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Great museum - learnt a lot

I knew very little about the Korean war, but this museum tells you all you need to know. I was welcomed with an offer of a free English guide, very friendly. Museum is well made... read more

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Hannover
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I knew very little about the Korean war, but this museum tells you all you need to know. I was welcomed with an offer of a free English guide, very friendly. Museum is well made, text and animations, all in 2 languages.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The War Memorial of Korea is located not too far from the Itaewon neighborhood of Seoul -- which is known as an international area as it is close to various embassies and US Army Garrison Yongsan. The memorial is very interesting, and you can spend as much or little time as you like here, taking it all in. Recommended for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Large and well worth visiting and provide substantial information on wars which have plagued Korea since the earliest recorded times. It would be better named as a Museum than a Memorial. I guess exhibits such as the Incheon Landing 4D ride are worthwhile for engaging teenagers but more emphasis should be on helping people to reflect what has caused war... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have some time you must go in the War memorial, is very far from European history (I'm italian) but for me has been very intersting. Is a big place to visit so take your time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was really incredible all the stuffs about the korean war history that was exposed in this museum!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting other countries, its best to learn its history and local culture and this place is one if your in South Korea.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took about 2.5 hours at this musuem. Went for the free English guided tour and our guide was very sweet and gave good commentary. Do join the tour if you can. There was also an outdoor area where you can see ships, planes and tanks used in the wars. Worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a must-see place if you ever come to Korea. Does it matter if you're an American, Australian, Canadian, or if you live here in Korea. There's a lot of time spent on this place in the attention to detail. If anything it gives you a new appreciation and a different view of the Korean History.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend this place for any visitors who wants to learn more about the Korean war. It also had exhibits for Pre-Korean War, and what the current Korean Military is doing and how they have contributed manpower to UN missions. We really enjoyed the way it was broken up into different sections in regards to time of the war. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went in solo and I learned a lot. I would suggest everyone who visits Korea to come and check the place out. It talks about wars with Japan and the most recent war. Great place to visit with friends and to take pictures. This place is well worth the time spent walking around.

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