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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  • The whole museum is beautiful as it goes back to ancient times. What really got us feeling proud was the list of Canadian soldiers who died in defending Korea and it opened our eyes as to how that...  more »
  • amazing for what you 'pay' for;-) they even have a couple of inventive 3D-like theaters where in one they even simulate a blizzard with soap froth..-) there's a room where you learn how many...  more »
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  • Very nice historical place to know the entire Korean culture and war. It's very good for kids to learn the history. The exhibitions are really good. The souvenir shop which is outside the museum is much better than the one which is there inside. Coffee shops and snacks are available inside the museum.
  • A must visit if you are in Seoul. War Memorial of Korea showcases the history of Korea and also pays tribute to all the people who lost their life for Freedom. At the entry of war memorial, one would find the flags of all the nations, along with their contributions, who united together and helped South Korea in achieving freedom. I would recommend joining the free guided tour of war memorial (10 am / 2 pm). The tour guide is a retired army personnel and he explained the history very well.
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