Seoul National Cemetery, Seoul
Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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.Use our Seoul travel itinerary planner to add Seoul National Cemetery and other attractions to your Seoul vacation plans.
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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... read more »
엄청 넓은 공원부지에 순국열사 민주투사 등을 모신곳. 모시지 말아야 할 일부 사람들도 있는것이 함정이지만 언젠가 이장시켜주리라 믿는다. 대중교통으로도 이용하기 나쁘지 않지만 차가 있으면 더 편하긴 함.Pretty Park, including in this shrine, where a democratic martyr fighters. Some people do the things that should be enshrined this trap, but will someday believe this chapter survives. Public transport is also easy to use, but if you have a car more bad long.show original
Интересно было посмотреть как организовано кладбище в Корее. Оказалось, что это также место для семейного отдыха - на лужайках около входа сидело много семей как на пикнике, само кладбище довольно нео... read more »It was interesting to see how organized the cemetery in Korea. It turned out that this is also the place for a family holiday-on the lawns near the entrance sat a lot of families like the picnic itself cemetery is quite unusual for usshow original
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