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Tricky wrote a review Jul. 2020
Stockholm, Sweden247 contributions240 helpful votes
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 are aggressive statues of military men. Both have an outdoor exhibit of military machinery, like vehicles and airplanes. But whereas the museum in Pyongyang proudly displays the USS Pueblo, the museum in Seoul displays happy children's mascots (in uniform, of course) and a playground, which is weird to say the least in a war museum. Both museums love a good panorama exhibit. And finally, both rely very heavily on propaganda. For example, the two different sides are called "Attackers at dawn" and "Defenders of freedom". And while the museum happily described the atrocities carried out by the North, it does not mention with a single peep the atrocities carried out by the South. The exact opposite can be said about the museum in Pyongyang, of course. If you are looking for any kind of truth about the war, you would have to look elsewhere. But if you're interested in how a country wants to present their image about a war, both museums are very interesting indeed.…
Date of experience: August 2019
2 Helpful votes
Thomas M wrote a review Jul. 2020
Des Moines, Iowa209 contributions25 helpful votes
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 TripAdvisor recommends.
Date of experience: December 2019
Catherine Q wrote a review Mar. 2020
Nonthaburi, Thailand46 contributions17 helpful votes
Nice place for tourist, some tourist also wear there hanbok while visiting here. Also perfect for photo.
Date of experience: April 2019
3 Helpful votes
Lawriem1 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Melbourne, Australia746 contributions65 helpful votes
A good visit, the exhibits were well put together and easy to understand. Lots to see, lovely entrance and well kept grounds. We spent a couple hours here as part of a day trip. There is a small gift shop and cafeteria.
Date of experience: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
KarenAaran wrote a review Feb. 2020
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom268 contributions70 helpful votes
Spent a couple of hours here. Interesting. Worth a visit, we visited it within a tour that we had booked.
Date of experience: February 2020