The War Memorial Of Korea, Seoul
About The War Memorial Of Korea, Seoul
The War Memorial Of Korea, Seoul - Address, Phone Number
Address: 29 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
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One of the darkest phases in the history of this country is extremely well documented in this museum located in the Yongsan-dong area of Seoul. The Korean War was one which had a number of significant influences on the nation and how it is today.
The museum houses war memorabilia, military equipment, period art and exhibits and is a huge draw for tourists on a regular basis. It is recommended that visitors begin their tours from the outside before heading inwards. This is because the outside of the museum has a lot of fighter plane exhibits.
The numerous tanks and war machines including reenactment sets of famous incidents make this museum a must visit location.
How To reach The War Memorial Of Korea by Public Transport
- Namyeong Station, Line 1
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I recommend anyone visiting Seoul to definitely check out the War Memorial of Korea. I unfortunately knew very little of the Korean War, but this Museum will give you a great tour and summary of the events. We took the tour in English and our tour guide was very engaging and very excited to meet us and speak with us. The museum gave the overall history of the Korean War as well as some interesting Korean history. Most interesting I learned that the Korean war is not officially over; it's only an armistice. Outside there's an entire field of ships, airplanes, and tanks and some of them you can even go into. Be prepared as lunch options are very limited that was surprising for us. We spent a full 6 hours there. My only can caution is we took the subway to get there and got a little turned around and fortunately it took only a few people and some help to make it all the way there. Make sure you take the time to see all the structures as well as the memorial walk it was extremely emotional and moving to see. Admission was free however the place was so well-maintained and so interesting that a generous donation is well deserved.
A must-do in Seoul. The displays were very modern and informative, and there were English translations for everything. There is the biggest display in dedication to foreign countries' services out of any museum I have ever been to. The staff were very friendly too! You will find it interesting whether you know nothing about the Korean War or are well informed.
Great place to visit to learn more about the various wars in Korea dating back to the 3 kingdoms as well as the more recent Korean wars. The museum itself is great but be sure to check out the war machinery yard outside. There you can come face to face with actual size B-52 bombers, Patton and T53 tanks as well as naval vessels and missiles. It would be better to visit with someone who can explain the machinery and how it played a key role in tactical battles.
I strongly recommend to visit this memorable place. With the design made in this museum and with the used historical materials, Korean Army created a perfect place to feel the atmosphere of those war years. You can easily recognize that war is always a bad fact and affects all the nation very negatively. Also, you can find your ancestor's information who contributed this war like me. Thanks for the management of this museum and ROK Army for creating and sustaining this memorable museum to remind what lived on those years to the young generation especially.
Seeing those tank, plane and some other monument brought me back to the years where Korea was fighting for their country. I wish there would be someone who guide and tour us around this area! This place is so cool! That was the first place I went into Korea that I saw many foreigners. :D
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