Tuesday, February 10, 2015

War Memorial of Korea @ Seoul

The War Memorial of Korea were once the headquarters of the Korean infantry. This memorial is the largest war memorial in the world. There are 8 main exhibits in the War Memorial. The visitors can learn all about the Korean's war history by visiting the war history exhibit. You may also witness how the Korean military developed over the years. Different kinds of weapons and military equipment are exhibited as well. The larger equipment were displayed outside the building. Many of the documents such as files and artifacts of the war are preserved in the storage room in the memorial. This memorial gives an excellent insight on the history and current state of affairs in Korea. There are nationalistic propaganda here and there but it's a reminder of the suffering and brutality of war and what many had to endure. Inspiring of what South Korea had been thru and able to develop in fast pace in to a modern society and dominates the world in term of technology, cultural and economy.

This is an excellent museum to visit if you like military things and like to learn about Korean history. Entry is free. The memorial gave me a new perspective on who were all involved in the original conflict and also the fact that the war is not actually over yet and its actually on a long cease fire! Outside the memorial is great if you like planes and war ships.

Welcome to War Memorial of Korea.

Flags of the countries who supported South Korea during the Korean war.

The names of soldiers who killed during the Korean war.

Corridor with many war paintings.

Overlooking war memorial lobby from second floor.

The model shows how the Korean survive during the war. They built underground passage leading to their hideout.

Large barrack in front of the entrance to the war memorial.

South Korea appreciates the help provided from the countries during the war.

Memorial plaque for UN forces fallen in the Korean war.

The Korean government also educate their citizen on the precaution and steps to take incase of nuclear attack. Wow, this is very advance and forward thinking. The leaflet also educate on how to minimize the radiation exposure.

Military uniform.

French military uniform.

England military uniform.

Cannons used during war time.

Old Korean military uniform.

Korean traditional drum.

Korean royal/kings.

War memorial during sunset. Large space in front of the memorial.

War planes.

Military tank.

War ship with many bullet holes.

Walking distance from Samgakji Seoul subway station.

GPS/Coordinate: 37.533755, 126.980448
Address: 1-8, Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-021, South Korea
Public transport: Samgakji Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 1, 11 or 12. You may also stop at Namyeong Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 1.


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