Cemeteries

April 19th National Cemetery

The April 19th National Cemetery is a cemetery and memorial dedicated to the 224 lives lost during the April 19 Revolution protests. During these protests, which took place between April 11 and April 26, 1960, hundreds of citizens, mostly students, were killed or injured by the authoritarian government ruled by President Syngman Rhee. Rhee was a dictator who used his power for corruption and to rig elections. These heroes sacrificed their lives for freedom, democracy, and justice for all of Korea.

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Seoul National Cemetery

Seoul National Cemetery, located on the Han River in Dongjak-dong, is the final resting place of thousands of fallen Korean patriots. Also known as the Nation's Sanctuary, over 175,000 veterans, soldiers, students, policemen, army reservists, and independence fighters who fought for their freedom against Imperial Japan are buried within these hallowed grounds. Each and every one of these patriots made the ultimate sacrifice for the defense, security, development of their country.

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Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery

Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery is an international cemetery designated by King Gojong that holds the tombs and graves of many foreign missionaries. The cemetery is also known as Hapjeong-dong International Cemetery.

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Last Updated on Jun 6, 2020