The War Memorial of Korea
Tribute to service and sacrifice

The War Memorial of Korea

Visitors to Seoul, South Korea will find an interesting and sobering stop on their sightseeing itinerary at the War Memorial of Korea. This memorial is dedicated to honoring the soldiers who have died in service to South Korea since the Korean War. The War Memorial of Korea is the largest war museum in Asia and the building itself is an impressive example of modern architecture and stands as a stark reminder of the human cost of war. It's worth stopping by whether you're interested in military history or not.

Monument to the dead in The War Memorial of Korea

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Dedicated to the Korean War veterans

The War Memorial of Korea was built to remember and honor the soldiers who died fighting for South Korea in the Korean War. The architecture of the building is modern and impressive, serving as a reminder of the human cost of war. The memorial is dedicated to the soldiers who fought and died in that conflict. The museum features displays on the history of the Korean War as well as the different technologies used by both sides. 

The memorial is also a museum, displaying military history and technology from different periods.

 

41 years after the end of the Korean War

The War Memorial of Korea was opened in December 1993 after four years of construction. The work was carried out in collaboration with military experts while gathering a wide range of exhibition items at home and abroad. On June 10, 1994, the memorial formally opened, having been open for 41 years since the end of the Korean War. The monument is dedicated to those who fought and died during that war.

 

7 indoor exhibition rooms, an outdoor exhibit, and Children's Museum

War Memorial of Korea has 7 indoor exhibition rooms, an outdoor exhibit, and a children's Museum. The War Memorial of Korea has seven indoor exhibition rooms that showcase different aspects of the country's military history. There is also an outdoor exhibit with tanks and other equipment used in past wars. The children's museum is a great place for younger visitors to learn about the Korean War and other conflicts.

 

The most iconic part: 'Statue of Brothers'

The most iconic part of the War Memorial of Korea is the 'Statue of Brothers.' This statue depicts two soldiers, one North Korean and one South Korean, embracing each other as a symbol of reconciliation. The 'brother's statue' symbolizing the Korean War is a reenactment of the moment when brothers belonging to the South Korean and North Korean military met dramatically during a battle during the Korean War. The theme of the Korean film 'Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War', which was released in 2004 and starred Jang Dong-gun and Won-bin, is based on this tale.

It was installed in 1994 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. It is a powerful reminder of the human cost of war and the importance of peace. 

Statue of Brothers in outdoor exhibit

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Tomb of Unknown Soldiers

The Tomb of Unknown Soldiers is the final resting place of unknown soldiers from South Korea and countries around the world. This is a monument to unidentified soldiers who died in the Korean War but whose remains were not recovered. Even their bodies were not discovered, and we have no idea how many there were. However, they must have been someone's loved ones as well.

 

Must-see for anyone interested in military history or Korean culture

The War Memorial of Korea is a powerful reminder of the human cost of war and the importance of peace. The War Memorial of Korea is a great place to learn about the Korean War and other conflicts. The museum features displays on the history of the war as well as the different technologies used by both sides. The children's museum is a great place for younger visitors to learn about the Korean War and other conflicts.

The 'brother's statue' symbolizing the Korean War is a powerful reminder of the human cost of war and the importance of peace. The Tomb of Unknown Soldiers is a monument to unidentified soldiers who died in the Korean War but whose remains were not recovered. Even their bodies were not discovered, and we have no idea how many there were. However, they must have been someone's loved ones as well.

The War Memorial of Korea is a powerful reminder of the human cost of war and the importance of peace. The War Memorial of Korea is a great place to learn about the Korean War and other conflicts. Visitors can learn about the history of the war and see displays of weapons, uniforms, and other artifacts from the conflict.

The War Memorial of Korea is a must-see for anyone interested in military history or Korean culture.

 

Visitors Guide

How to get there

The War Memorial of Korea is located in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. The best way to get there is by subway. Take line 4 to Samgakji station and exit 12. The War Memorial of Korea is a 10-minute walk from the station.

Hours and Admission

The War Memorial of Korea is open to the public every day, excluding Monday, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no cost to enter.

Contact information

Address: 29, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Telephone: +82-2-709-3114

Visit website of the War Memorial of Korea for more details

Hours:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 09:30-18:00
Wednesday: 09:30-18:00
Thursday: 09:30-18:00
Friday: 09:30-18:00
Saturday: 09:30-18:00
Sunday: 09:30-18:00

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