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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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Private DMZ Tour: North Korean Spy Commando Invasion Route
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Joint Security Area (JSA) Tour: Get Close to the North Korean Border

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Impressive outdoor display

For those who want to see with your own eyes the history between North and South, the Korean War, this memorial is part of the war museum and it is very close to Itaewon. Easy... read more

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For those who want to see with your own eyes the history between North and South, the Korean War, this memorial is part of the war museum and it is very close to Itaewon. Easy access by public transport. Some prior reading of the Korean war would be helpful.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a whole day here. There is a coffee shop we can buy lunch. A very worthwhile visit. If you have time, join a DMZ tour to see the situation today.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take a visit to reminisce what happened during the times that South Korea went to war. In case you would like to shop some items, they have an available souvenir shop nearby.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Few of my favorite places in every destination are Parks. When my friend invited me to go to this place, i have no second thought to agree... well, being new to the place, I was curious about what the country was experience during the WWII. Well, I was so very proud to know that Philippines is part of the Korean... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

museum offers a thorough, engaging review of the many wars which have befallen Korea. We were particularly lucky and pleased that a young university student wanted to practice her English and gave us a guided tour through key parts of the exhibit (this seems to be an offer from the museum management so ask for this when you come in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The public buildings in Seoul are on a grand scale. All the museums we have visited are impressive but because of the purpose of this building perhaps the grandest of them. We just missed the guided tour so decided to do it on our own. Which didn't strike us as a handicap. I agree with the review by 40girl, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We took the English guided tour to begin with. Our guide was very young & skipped over parts that he thought wouldn't be interesting for us (or him) which was fine with us. He told us some interesting stories & then left us to wander around at our own pace. It's a huge place & we loved wandering around taking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Made you understand Freedom is not Free. Well laid out, very informative, very enjoyable. Outside displays of airplanes, tanks, missiles and different calibre guns was something special.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The War Memorial of Korea is a fantastic site in Seoul and probably one of the best military museums in the world. There are basically 2 distinct areas to the monument - inside and outside. The outside consists of many different pieces of military equipment used by both sides during the Korean War (Tanks, planes, artillery and a boat). This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well layed out. Interesting. Lots of audio visual exhibits. Outdoor section great for kids to see real planes and tanks.

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