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Seoul National Cemetery, Seoul

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The Seoul National Cemetery is located in Dongjak-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea. When established by presidential decree of Syngman Rhee in 1956, it was the country's only national cemetery. As the cemetery reached capacity in the early 1970s, Daejeon National Cemetery was established in 1976. Both cemeteries are overseen by the Ministry of Patriots' and Veterans' Affairs (South Korea).The cemetery is reserved for Korean veterans, including those who died in the Korean independence movement, Korean War, and Vietnam War.In August 2005, controversy was stirred by the visit of a North Korean delegation to the cemetery. The delegation was led by Kim Ki-Nam, and numbered 182 officials. The visit not only sparked outrage among those opposed to warmer relations with the North, but also raised fears that a future delegation from the South might be expected to pay their respects to Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang.The late president Kim Dae-Jung was interred there on Aug 23, 2009.The Seoul National Cemetery is near Dongjak Station on Seoul Subway Line 4 or Seoul Subway Line 9. Except for some special days, normally, the Seoul National Cemetery allows access to the public.
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  • I recently visited the Seoul National Cemetery with friends during the peak cherry blossom bloom time in the city. We found it by searching for the best places to see cherry blossoms in Seoul and it d...  more »
  • 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 fr...  more »
  • 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 ce...  more »
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  • The noble sacrifice of pure patriotic column solemnly where you can experience the spectacular cherry blossoms in spring
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  • This year's memorial day comes the rain forecast for the afternoon and am on many of those who sacrificed for the country you have come/their sympathy for the faint
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  • What I didn't know and as I walk (trap), President Park Chung-Hee Lee, but the CRUD immediately. ^^
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  • Always got a clean and well-maintained road
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  • It's a good idea to walk around and. Once the motion is therefore chunghyo way.
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