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 had been overseen by the Ministry of Defence (South Korea) until 2005 but in 2006 the Daejeon National Cemetery was transferred to 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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  • This place is a really well put! It also gets good and went for a walk with the larger country than what has been victimized in the shifty people would how significant moment of silence ... Seoul is a great place to do this, the middle is so cool
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  • National cemetery you can enjoy walking with your friends!! Its huge, taking a few hours to look around!!! Former presidents, military soldiers, police and others who devoted their lives to the countr...  more »
  • That's where four seasons trees beautiful child tells about the history of our sick those who sacrifice for the country and the pious mind closer to home and there is the occasional walk
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  • The noble sacrifice of the martyrs is up. Spring or summer drink putter hit the tent to eat here. Here is a noble sacrifice, honoring the soul of souls to hit a tent where alcohol or create is putting Bessie is not where
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  • Martyrs and this pious place and sleep.
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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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  • NET central column, Horn and the mind ... Just remember to have a doesaegineun mindset.
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