One of the many tourist spots that you must not miss when you’re in Seoul, South Korea is the War Memorial of Korea in Yongsan-du. The War Memorial of Korea is a museum and exhibit hall that showcases the long and colorful military history of Korea.
A visit to the memorial wouldn’t cost you a penny as the entrance is free. However, special exhibits are held at the memorial from time to time and a fee is required to see them.
For this trip, we simply focused on the all-access areas of the memorial. Check out my photos of the War Memorial of Korea:
The War Memorial of Korea
The War Memorial of Korea sits on a plot of land that used to be the headquarters of the army. So you can expect lots of big open spaces. In fact, the exhibit/collection is more than 200,000 square feet wide!
One of the memorial’s most beautiful sections is the hallways which contain the names of soldiers who died in battle.
The War Memorial’s front open grounds have man-made ponds and beautiful gardens.
And standing proudly behind the memorial are some of Seoul’s tallest structures.
The memorial has a vast collection of actual machinery used during the war.
This big boat, for example, is sitting on a big pond right outside the memorial and features bullet holes it got during the war.
Also on display are actual fighter planes used during the war.
View of the collection area right next to the exhibit halls.
A marker that gives honor to the Philippines’ help during the Korean War.
Inside the museum, you will find a vast collection of more delicate historical items on display.
These age-old pieces, for example, are preserved weapons from ancient times.
This replica of a wooden boat sits right in the heart of the memorial.
Another great area of the memorial houses the beautiful circular diorama.
The diorama gives you a clearer look at how kingdoms looked like back in the day.
THE WAR MEMORIAL OF KOREA
YONGSAN, SOUTH KOREA