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Seodaemun Prison History Hall, Seoul

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Seodaemun Prison History Hall document's the building's role as a tool of political repression, first under the Japanses colonial regime and then under numerous Korean dictatorships. Take a guided tour of the facility, which dates to 1908, to visit former cell blocks and various exhibits, such as realistic recreations of the torture methods once used within the walls there. In a separate building, you can journey through the prisoner’s experience, from torture to court appearance and finally executioner's chair. Outside, a thought-provoking memorial lists the names of those known to have died at the prison as well as those whose names are still unknown. Using our world travel planner, Seoul attractions like Seodaemun Prison History Hall can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I found this a very educational visit as I knew little of the Japanese rule over Korea. Most of the information was in English - not everything, but definitely enough to make this place a worthwhile p...  read more »
  • The prison is in a little memorial parc that is definitely worth visiting. There are free guided tours done by students who want to learn english - so not a professional tour but quite good. The visit...  read more »
  • 拍攝《下女的誘惑》的場景 我去的時候正好是陰雨,很有陰森的氣氛。 外部雖然就像日本帝國時期愛用的紅磚和西方建築,但知道這棟建築物有多少殘酷和慘痛的事件發生,實在無法說出它很美麗。內部展示了抗日和民主義士被關的歷史,可以深深認識到韓國近代史是在怎樣的情況下過來的。 仍是值得一遊的地點。 
  • Very interesting and informative museum. If you're at all interested in recent history you will definitely enjoy it. Only 3,000 won to get in so definitely worth it. If you go and actually try to learn about the war then it'll probably take 1-1.5 hours of your time.
  • Not everyone will find it interesting. Shows a lot of history between Japan and Korea. If you are into this sort of thing then you will enjoy. Defiantly not a must see. If you need to choose something to skip while you are in Seoul then this is it.
  • It's really superb experience!! It was actually a bit scary to imagine the life of the prisoner during the Japanese colonization. You will learn how Japanese treat the prisoner during the war, as well as hopes and dreams from the prisoners to be independence arose here. If you follow the route provided, you will fully enjoy your trip to the museum. It was indeed really nice to learn about the history!
  • A piece of history inside the city. Here,we the foreigners can learn about the repression that the Korean people suffered under the Japanese occupation
  • As part of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Government of our nation's history and line columns often muscular and independent spirit you can learn history education has been Chairman of the party in 1995 by starting construction opened in November 1998. Seodaemun independence Park and 3/1 exercise shortly after Yu Gwan-Sun yeolsa is imprisoned breath underground torture chambers, death investigation and surveillance Tower, jade, jade, including four of seven consists of the historic Pavilion. In particular, articles and torture in video archives, history, indeed, sseuideon Kang-Woo-Kyu, the doctor's going to recreate the magic of the vision, in fact, visitors can experience firsthand the prison station wall and solitary, such as living rooms of the jade. These are only made to sneak the body next to the chapter on death row: the syntax has been restored
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