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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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Phone Number: +82 2-709-3139
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Good visit for history lovers

I recommend this place for any visitors who wants to learn more about the Korean war. There are English tour guides but they start at 2pm, but it can be visited without a tour... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I recommend this place for any visitors who wants to learn more about the Korean war. There are English tour guides but they start at 2pm, but it can be visited without a tour guide as everything is written in English.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

FREE ENTRY! The museum is mainly focused on 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. IF YOU GO: Bring your passport. They have an audio guide for rent. From what I could tell it was about $3USD. I didn't have... More 

Thank Zak R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is really great. It is huge. We really enjoyed the way it was broken up into different sections in regards to time of the war. It was very informative and interesting. Highly recommend a visit here.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here on a monday when it was closed, however the museum was still good. The statues were outside, and all the tanks, cars and planes were outside so you can still have a good time

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is huge. Well done sculptures of soldiers outside. Many, many tanks, missiles, planes, etc on display outside. Inside lots of munitions and Kim Il Sung's limo! Some very nicely done dioramas of the Viet Nam war inside. There is a lot to see. When we were there first week of October 2016 we were the all alone. Entry... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must visit museum in Seoul Samgakji station line 6 exit 12( exit from the train and walk straight, you will see a sign showing direction to Museum Wedding hall and just walk straight. You will see the The Statue of Brothers(Monument). Outdoor and Indoor museum. A 3 story museum(if i don't recall wrongly) need about 3-4hours(to slowly read and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see if you are in Seoul. It's not something I would normally go to but honestly it is so well put together it's worth every minute. It's free but of course you can make a donation. It honours not just the Koreans lost in the war but also the thousands of Americans and mentions every European... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This huge complex consist of indoor memorial, outdoor military gallery and kids zone. This is a must visit place if you come to Seoul. I'm using a Seoul sightseeing bus facility to reach there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had booked the full day DMZ tour with JSA/Panmunjong. My husband has a good history knowledge of the Korean War, but not me. So going to the War Memorial gave me a 'crash course' on the Korean War and added value to our DMZ/JSA tour. We arrived after the English speaking tour had begun, but because we went on... More 

Thank Singapore0426
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place.. you can see a lot of memories from the past war. Before you reach the building which you can see a lot of war memorial things, outside you can see first the planes which the souldiers used. Outside the building you'll see the statues of the souldiers and flags of diff. countries and inside you can see a... More 

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