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The War Memorial of Korea, Seoul

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Initially used as the Korean army headquarters, The War Memorial of Korea today serves to memorialize the nation's military history. Established in 1993, the building contains six indoor exhibition halls and one outdoor center, which displays more than 13,000 military items and war memorabilia. With the purpose to educate future generations by collecting, preserving, and showcasing historical records and relics, the museum has become one of the most prominent touristic landmarks of its kind in the world. Explore the halls divided into different themes, such as the Korean War, war history, and large equipment room, among others. Some special exhibitions require purchasing a ticket. You can plan Seoul trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • I've had the good fortune of being able to visit the war museums in both North Korea and South Korea. What is most striking is how similar the museums in Pyongyang and Seoul are. In front of both...  more »
  • This museum really captured the sights and shifting moods of war, down to General MacArthur's comb-over in one of the dioramas. Interactive and comprehensive! Plan more than the 1-2 hours that...  more »
  • Nice place for tourist, some tourist also wear there hanbok while visiting here. Also perfect for photo.  more »
  • Well laid out and has lots of exhibitions detailing the various periods of Korea. The Korean war exhibition is interesting to look at, but the recount of events is more biased (and pro-US / UN) than it needs to be. A simple neutral recounting of the facts would have been appreciated (rather than the non-stop rhetoric about how the UN is the defender of all freedom and US being the saviour of mankind).
  • Overall I loved it and spent several hours wondering the different exhibits. Definitely give yourself plenty of time as I ran out as the museum was closing. Overall obviously it's very sided to South Korea's point of view but they did a great job of appreciating the UN country forces that assisted in the Korea war and it was nice to see. I even enjoyed the Vietnam section more than any museum I've been to in Vietnam so they did a great job.
  • This is a must sea museum and memorial if you are visiting Seoul. Walk through Korean history in multiple exhibits. While visiting the inside is intellectually stimulating, a walk through the exterior corridors is a sobering experience as you see the names inscribed of all the military (Korean, US, United Nations) members who died in the Korean War.
  • A solid history museum exploring all of Korea's military history, but with a particular focus on the Korean War. Very much worth a quick visit. The inside exhibit space can be reasonably explored in under two hours, but a careful study could go significantly longer. The grounds are also worth exploring, as the quantity and quality of both artwork and military relics is excellent.
  • Great, free history laid out smartly in a beautiful building. It's easy to follow the routes and most exhibits are presented with a lot of English information. Must visit if you are interested in Korean history. Also, every young student I've brought loves the place, so it's good for a free hour or two of family entertainment.

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