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Seoul National Cemetery

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Address: 210 hyeonchung-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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+82 2-815-0625

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Very calm and impressive

A very calm and impressive area. It is a huge cemetery that spreads out basically still in the middle of Seoul. It reminds one of the sacrifices that are necessary for a nation... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A very calm and impressive area. It is a huge cemetery that spreads out basically still in the middle of Seoul. It reminds one of the sacrifices that are necessary for a nation and its people to be free. I really liked the fact that not just soldiers but also patriots as well as honorable citizens are buried here!

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

It is the National Cemetery, a huge plot of land in the middle of the city, very well kept. An impressive memorial to unknown & missing soldiers, along with Arlington Cemetery-like graves. But this cemetery also includes a museum, photo exhibits, snack bar, convenience store, picnic tables, outdoor performances, so that it is a great (free) gathering place for families... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

I have lived in Korea for 12 years (almost 11 in Seoul) but had never been here before. Koreans don't consider cemeteries as a place to sightsee and I've never suggested to my non-Korean friends to check this place out. I had some free time yesterday and wanted to go to a new place I hadn't been. I was surprised... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

The National Cemetery has a hauntingly beautiful air to it that instantly makes you feel more humbled and calm. A great place for a stroll especially during spring and autumn when the park foliage have much more color to them.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Seoul National Cemetery is one of the biggest cemeteries I've had the opportunity to visit, and despite having been built a long time ago, it feels brand new, with great cleaning/gardening work done year round. The amount of tombs and graveyard is absolutely insane, and is a testimony of Korea's complicated and often tragic history. There are also dedicated tombs... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

We visited here totally on a whim en route to Bongeunsa, and it was an unexpectedly fascinating and sobering experience. The divisive effects of the Korean War can be felt everywhere in Seoul, and nowhere more keenly than here. The graves stretch forever up onto the hillside. Not a full day out, but undoubtedly worth your time.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

I was here all alone, and the place is eerily quiet but at the same time eerily beautiful. Tens of thousands of graves line orderly next to each other as far as your eye can see. Really makes you stand there reflecting and thinking about the sacrifices some of the people who are buried here have gone through to make... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

A perfect memorial park with thousands of graves very well preserved since long years-for soldiers, patriots, great politicians, Presidents and their Wives- perfect floral tributes in well shrined buildings as well as open-Great Statues at Entrance to grounds and main building- trees of many varieties- flowers colorful and all including Cherry Blossoms-Line 4,Dongjak station - exit 8- gallery from station... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

if you are interested in Korean history this is a worthwhile place to visit. There are English pamphlets in the "letter boxes" that you can take which outlines the history of the cemetery and people buried there. Easy to get to as it right by the subway exit 6 on the number 9 line.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Seouls national cemetery is very highly respected place with lots of proud locals and families who help clean the gravestones. The place is lovely to go and visit especially if you have a historical connection

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