SEOUL | War Memorial of Korea

In 2014, I travelled alone to Seoul in the Republic of Korea, better known as South Korea. Thus far, it’s my last big solo trip. It was an interesting experience. I’ve forgotten many details and activities I did. That’s why we blog since 2017. But anyway, thanks to photos on Facebook, my guidebook, Wikipedia and Wikitravel, I can reconstruct parts of the adventure.  

In the collective memory in the West, I feel like the Korean War (1950-1953) is a bit forgotten. Squeezed between World War II and the Vietnam / American War. But it obviously defined Korea, splitting the peninsula in the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea). 

The War Memorial of Korea is located in Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-gu. It opened in 1994 on the former site of the army headquarters to exhibit and memorialize the military history of Korea

The memorial building has six indoor exhibition rooms and an outdoor exhibition centre displaying war memorabilia and military equipment from China, South Korea and the United States.

As I didn’t know much about the Korean War, I spent quite a few hours exploring the museum. 

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