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"Seoul Morning Half-Day Tour including Seoul Tower
"Seoul Morning Half-Day Tour including Seoul Tower Namsan Hanok Village and The War Memorial of Korea""You will be picked up at 9am from your hotel in Seoul and start the tour by visiting Seoul Tower which stands on Mt. Namsan in central Seoul. Take the elevator up to the observation deck to enjoy panoramic views of the city. The 236.7 m (777 ft) tower is renowned as a national landmark and attracts thousands of tourists and locals every year especially during nighttime when the tower lights up. Photographers enjoy the panoramic view the tower offers. Then visit Namsangol Hanok Village also known as ""A Village of Traditional Houses in the Namsan Valley""
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Private DMZ Tour: North Korean Spy Commando Invasion Route
"In the morning grab your passport and get in a private vehicle that takes you to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that has divided North and South Korea since the Korean War. En route your expert guide offers insight about the Korean conflict and answers any questions you have.After a stop at Imjingak Peace Park situated on the banks of the Imjin River continue to an artillery base for a glimpse of war artifacts. Observe an authentic M109 Howitzer and discover how infantry soldiers move the self-propelled armored vehicle each hour.Next your guide takes you inside the DMZ to visit an army base where 22 North Korean spy commandos infiltrated the border in 1968. It’s a short climb to the military observation post where you learn incredible stories about North Korea's three-day battle with but when hunger strikes you can dine on a North Korean–style lunch of barbecued duck (vegetarian meals arranged upon request). After your meal
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Joint Security Area (JSA) Tour: Get Close to the North Korean Border
"Meet your guide at a central location in the President Hotel and hop on your comfortable coach for the journey to the JSA.When your coach reaches the entrance to Munsan City take a 30-minute tour of Unification Park. The park showcases numerous historical monuments commemorating the war heroes of the Korean War including the War Correspondents Monument and the Human Bomb Heroes Monument in honor of a heroic act made by 10 South Korean soldiers. Continue on to the Panmunjom portion of your tour. Centered in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) this former ‘truce village’ was the site of the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement which split the peninsula in two at the end of the Korean War. First established as the site of military negotiations between North Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC) the JSA is now the only place where it is possible for the two Koreas to engage in diplomatic dialogue face to face.Depart for the UN camp passing the Unification Bridge and a series of checkpoints en route. When you arrive at the Joint Security Area
From $96.00

War Memorial of Korea Tips (29)

Korean War Memorial * * * *

The large museum and monument of the Korean War Memorial (전쟁기념관) are dedicated to those who died in defense of democracy during the 1950-1953 Korean War. There are hundreds of aircraft, vehicles, and guns used by both North and South Korea during and since the War. Inside the museum are exhibits with some 13,000 items covering the history of war in Korea. The large wings of the museum house tablets that list the names of 300,000 allied dead from all 22 nations that participated in the Korean War as part of the United Nations Command.

The facility was completed in December 1993 and opened in June 1994, as the largest war monument in the world.

Also outside are numerous statues and works of art such as the Statue of Brothers symbolizing the divide between the north and the south

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Ewingjr98
Apr 04, 2011

The War Memorial Of Korea

To borrow a line from the movie "Hot Shots 2" War, it's fan-tastic! Actually, it isn't. But the war stuff can be cool to view. The War memorial of Korea is a museum with all kinds of war toys to look at. Everything from Korean Turtle boats which sank the Japanese Navy under Admiral Yi back in the 1500's to the Korean war and expeditionary missions of today.

There are a lot of exhibits which show you just how brutal and ugly the Korean war got, and probably why it should never happen again. Surprisingly though, the museum is not openly anti-North Korean. It has a neutrality to it that is unexpected.

It is walking distance from the evil that is Itaewon, and easily accessable from the subways.

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kdoc13
Apr 04, 2011

War...What is it Good For? Learning

Located immediately next to (and I guess appropriately) to Yongsan Army Garrison is the Korean War Memorial. If you are intereted in military museums and war memrobilia, this is a must see site in Seoul. According to it's press, it is the largest museum of it's type in the world. This place rivals the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Being somewhat of a history buff myself, I found this place quite impressive with it's very detailed coverage, displays and diaramas or Korea's War history. Don't expect to just see things on the actual Korean War, but there are exhibits Korea's military develop from before the Chosen Dynasty to Korea's involvement in the Vietnam War. There is also an excellent gift shop. Entrance fee is 3000 won normally, but if you are 65 or older or disabled entrance is free.

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olddude
Oct 06, 2007

Korean War Memorial - A Treat for History Buffs

The Korean War Memorial is a great treat for history buffs. I visited the place in March 2008 and spent most of the morning there. Aside from the military/war/history stuff which fills up all 3 floors of the memorial (basement pre-Korean War, 1st floor Korean War and 2nd Floor Korean Armed Forces) and the static display on the east grounds of the complex (armor, artillery, tanks, APCs, aircraft, missiles etc.), there is a poignant statue on the main entrance where a South Korean soldier meets and embraces his younger brother in the battlefield. Both are standing on earth that is split, signifying a divided country but not a divided people. The best part? All of these for only 1,000 KRW, the price of a can of soda.

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Apr 18, 2008
 
 
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The War Memorial of Korea

This War Memorial place are top tourist attraction place.
displying more than 8,000 war reilcs and weapons.
it,s a used from ancient to today.
very interesting and get a special experience
place of Seoul.
( See more picture to Travelogues )

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jckim
Apr 04, 2011

Visit the War Museum inside and out

My first expectations of the new War Museum were that it would be focused on the 1950-53 Korean War. Well, it was much more than that. It covers the entire history of warfare on the Korean peninsula. Among the highlights are the replica of the "Turtle ship" -- the first iron clad vessel used in warfare -- that helped Admiral Yi defeat the Japanese invading fleet in the late 16th century. For those more interested in recent military hardware, the outdoor portion of the museum has actual tanks, missiles and airplanes from all the combattants in the Korean War, to include North Korea and the Soviet Union.

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AKtravelers
Apr 27, 2006

Korean War memorial

a detailed museum dedicated to wars that have taken place in Korea, or Koreans have been involved in. From the Three Kingdoms period to modern day wars.. It's very interesting and there are some really interested displays but I was not impressed with the lack of english information.

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Christianzagar
Jul 14, 2003

War Memorial Museum

This massive museum covers the many wars Korea has been involved in up until the Korean War.
Outside is a large collection of military vehicles - planes, tanks, even a mini-submarine.
This museum is really big and you will need at least half a day to see everything.
Entry costs W3,000

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Apr 04, 2011
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"Seoul - My favorite place on Earth!"
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Best Museum in Seoul

I'm not much of a war buff, but seriously, the War Museum is actually great! I've been to a few museums in Seoul which were very disapointing (little to no info about anything) but the War museum covers all Wars that Korea was ever involved in (which is pretty much their whole history). It gives a good insight and also has a life size replica of what Korea was like after the war that you can walk through as well as a turtle War ship.

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itsCharlie
Mar 22, 2006

Korean War Memorial

The Korean War Memorial was, to my surprise, not just about the Korean War. I guess that is an American assumption due to the fact that we were involved in that war. It covers the entire history of Korean Wars. Very interesting and HUGE. You need the better part of a day to see the whole museum. Lots of school kids which was great. (Boy are Korean children well behaved!)

I think I made three young boys day by giving them a USA dollar bill each. They were brave enough to walk up to us, ask our names, shake our hands, and tell us their names. It was evident by their jumping up and down, the repeated bows, and thank yous that they had a special gift that they could show their friends. Made my day too!

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catpause
Apr 04, 2011

War Memorial of Korea

This memorial was officially open on June 10, 1994. It's to remembrance and to honor those who fight in the war. It is a huge place and you need to spend at least 3 hours to see it. There are four aboveground floors and two underground floors in the main building.

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Jannoo
Mar 15, 2006

Memories of bloodshed and triumph~

The War Mermorial of Korea illustrates the ups and downs of Korea's war history. It includes exhibits from both external and internal conflicts. The memorial is 11 years old and is one of the largest war landmarks in the world.

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Outbound88
Aug 20, 2005

Things to Do Near War Memorial of Korea

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National Museum of Korea

Firstly, National Museum of Korea is FREE :-) It i still strange for me as in Europe you will not find any free palaces/museum. This is a 3 floor musem and time to spend: about 2 hours. Here you...
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Itaewon Tourist Zone

The Itaewon province looks like a "happening" place. I went during the day but I get the feeling it's hopping at night. Please see my Itaewon travelogue album on my Seoul page for more details and...
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N Seoul Tower

On the first day of Chuseok holiday and being a Sunday, the public buses heading up to Namsan Park is packed to the brim and so is the hill top flooded with locals, foreign workers, visitors and many...
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Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

This is a private museum located near Itaewon. There are 3 museum buildings, all very architecturally cool. Every piece of artwork has audio description so be sure to get the audio guide. What is...
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Namdaemun Market

Visit the Namdaemun market, an amazing array of goods and some quite strange food, the closest metro station will be Hoehyeon, line number 1. It is not far from the Seoul train station and from the...
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Bank of Korea Money Museum

This building was former Bank of Korea head office. at present, Museum by Money and Monetary of Korea. it was built in 1912. Museum with 4 division exhibition halls show about history of Korea bank,...
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29 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

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