War Memorial Of Korea (전쟁기념관)
The War Memorial of Korea (전쟁기념관) is a large memorial that commemorates the victims of the Korean War and other wars throughout the history of the country.
When the memorial was opened on June 10, 1994 it was the largest of its kind in the world. It is located where the headquarters of the Korean Infantry once stood. It took the hard work and research of countless numbers of experts from all different fields to make this museum possible.
Surrounding the building is Memorial Hall. It is here where the names of those who lost their lives during the Korean War are inscribed. The names are never ending and this one exhibit is a frightening reminder of how brutal, and deadly, war truly is.
Other exhibits include the War History Exhibit, Korean War Exhibit, Expeditionary Forces Exhibit, ROK Armed Forces Exhibit, Defense Industry Exhibit, and Large Military Equipment Exhibit.
The Large Military Equipment Exhibit found outside features planes, tanks, and other equipment used during the Korean War by both south and north and the United States.
Statues Defending the Fatherland depicts 38 people (not all seen) from all walks of life. It shows how they overcame war through pain and suffering while embodying the spirit of detication and sacfirice to protect the fatherland for future generations.
In front of the memorial are many statues including the Statue of Two Brothers, Clock Tower of Peace, and the Korean War Monument.
Directions And Getting There
The museum is a 3-5 minute walk from the subway station exit.
Daily : 9:00 - 18:00
Ticket office closes 1 hour before closing time.
Guided tours in English are available at 10:00 and 14:00.
Closed on Mondays.
Admission is free
GPS Coordinates (Longitude and Latitude) : 37.53716, 126.97712.