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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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  • 朝鮮紀念公墓就是位於首爾的國立顯忠院,這裡埋葬了許多韓國發展有功勳的人物,可以說是一處韓國愛國教育的紀念地! 
  • 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 »
  • 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.
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