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The War Memorial of Korea

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Address: 29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-021, South Korea
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+82 2-709-3139
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Poignant exhibits, war memorabilia, art works, and military equipment make...

Poignant exhibits, war memorabilia, art works, and military equipment make this a perfect place to learn about Korea’s history of war, most notably with North Korea. Kids will enjoy the display of actual tanks and airplanes.

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It's more of a museum than memorial. We missed the English tour, so they apologized and sent over another english speaking tour guide, a kid from stanford doing his military... read more

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's more of a museum than memorial. We missed the English tour, so they apologized and sent over another english speaking tour guide, a kid from stanford doing his military service. Learned so much from his enthusiastic tour. Definitely would recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of walking very informative super static displays. Tanks, cars, planes, wepons, and boats. Many films large place and surprisingly it's free. A must see.

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Kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So much to see in a day ! We visited this amazing place with family and learned so much about the country at the same time. There are a number of planes, tanks, helicopters and a small frigate along with missiles all outside the museum all with good description in English. Once inside the main building a whole history of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice indoor and outdoor museum. I enjoyed the aircraft static displays. If you want to see the Children's museum, they had a reservation system on the Saturday we went to control the number of children admitted at a time. We only had to wait 20 minutes for the next window of time to open. It took less... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing museum with too much to see in one day, but not to worry if you are military because addition is free for you and dependents, so split it up for different weekends.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must visit. My grandpa was in the Korean War so it I really wanted to get pictures to send home to him. I'll never regret this and I have a deeper appreciation for Korean War vets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although the name suggests a focus on war, the whole exhibition is closer to a step by step of Korean history on the peninsula. Roughly three hours to do the walk through, and then a pleasant stroll around the tanks and aircrafts and ship replicas(commemoration of recent naval incident with North Korea). Tragic pieces of history, but quite romantic at... More 

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Daejeon, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife, 12 year old son and I really enjoyed this museum. It covers a lot more than the Korean War and the building is quite impressive.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting museum to visit. Depends on what interests you have, I was mainly interested in military aviation. The museum is in three floors and on each floor there are several exhibition rooms. Many exhibits are explained in English language and there are film presentations on some topics, but these I missed, they all started on the hour. Provides insight to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As this review's title suggests, that's exactly how I felt. A wonderful guide, a uncle who is 72 years old, guided me throughout the museum. It was only suppose to be an hour, but he extended it to about 2 hours. It was great for me as I love history. And I'm very thankful for Mr Sohn Jong Hee's guide... More 

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