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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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  • The War Memorial of Korea is a massive military museum which is in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea. In 1994, the former army headquarters site became a museum to display and honor the military war... 
    The War Memorial of Korea is a massive military museum which is in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea. In 1994, the former army headquarters site became a museum to display and honor the military war...  more »
  • This memorial doesn’t just cover the recent history with the Joseon Dynasty, Japanese invasions and the split with North Korea, it goes back even further. We actually came here after doing the DMZ... 
    This memorial doesn’t just cover the recent history with the Joseon Dynasty, Japanese invasions and the split with North Korea, it goes back even further. We actually came here after doing the DMZ...  more »
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  • This remembers the brave people that fought for the freedom of South Korea. Everything is beautifully displayed and the museum itself is amazing. It's enormous but shows all the wars that ever took place in Korea in an explanatory way. Everything is very clear and there is a wide variety of different artifacts to help you understand the stories.
  • There was so much to learn and I felt they laid out the direction of the museum to the historical time-line very well! I don't recommend bringing small children since there is mostly reading material, but if you do, they do incorporate interactive screens (more reading material) and several visual displays/models if that keeps them occupied. 😊 I left this memorial wanting to learn more. They did an awesome job sharing so many interesting details of Korean history.

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