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Korean War Museum in Seoul

Korean War Museum in Seoul

on Jul. 28, 2013 by

A peace treaty between North Korea and South Korea was never signed thus technically both countries are still at war. The War Memorial of Korea suprisingly does seem to have a bit of war propaganda going for itself to keep the population more alert.

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What better than to visit a famous museum in Korea on a rainy day. The War Memorial of Korea in downtown Seoul is a huge building which covers many chapters of Korean warfare.

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Though it calls itself a war memorial, this is really a huge military history museum with tanks, planes and guns on display. Given that the peninsula is still technically at war with North Korea, this place seems very relevant.

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The War memorial is broken up into six themes: Memorial Hall, War History, Korean War, Expeditionary Forces, Republic of Korea Armed Forces and the Defence Industries.

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The Korean peninsula has seen many wars among and within its states as well as intrusions from neighboring powers.

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Over the centuries, the southern states slowly seized territory from the neighbouring states and peoples such as the Jurchen, driving the border north and consolidating the peninsula under a single state, suffering several invasions that its allies helped to overcome.

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The War Memorial was built to commemorate actors and victims in the wars which led to the modern nation state.

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The museum also has the purpose of educating future generations by collecting, preserving, and exhibiting various historical relics and records related to the many wars fought in the country from a South Korean perspective.

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You can see in one of the pictures a stage being built in front of the war memorial museum to most likely commemorate the 60 years of cease fire between North & South Korea.

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Admission and Opening Hours: Open from 09:00 to 18:00 (Entrance closed at 17:00) Closed Every Monday. If Monday is a Holiday it is closed the following day. THE MUSEUM IS FREE TO ALL VISITORS.

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How to get to the Korean War Memorial Museum: Take line 4 or 6 to Samgakji Station and leave Exit 12. It is a 5 minute walk North of station Exit 12. Also, you can get off at Namyeong Station on line 1. 

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