War Memorial of Korea

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Last Chuseok, I made a three-day itinerary for a holiday. A day for Korean Folk Village, one day for a theme park, and a day for museums. War Memorial Museum is one of the famous museums in Korea. I’ve read a lot of positive reviews about it. I must say that it didn’t fail my expectations.

I arrived there around 11 am. An hour late for the scheduled guided tour. But since I really want to learn about their war history, I went to the information booth to get a museum map, and to inquire about the guided tour. I’ve seen many foreigners around but no one is having a guided tour. After inquiring, they asked me if I have people with me who wants to avail the guided tour. I was alone yet they gave me a tour guide! It seemed that they have enough staff to accommodate my request.

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She served as my tour guide in the Korean War course.

The War memorial is broken up into seven themes: Memorial Hall, War History, Korean War, Exhibit Hall for donated relics, Expeditionary Forces, Republic of Korea Armed Forces, and Defense Industries. The museum shows different types of exhibits from models, replicas, mock ups, to real objects.

As a Filipino tourist, I was surprised to see some stuff from the Philippine soldiers. I didn’t know that Philippines is the first Asian country who sent units to help South Korea.

I really learned a lot about the war history in my short trip in the museum. Besides the learning experience, I was able to wear a Korean military uniform! Check out the name, it says there Yoo Si Jin, the famous soldier in Descendants of the Sun.

Will I recommend this museum?

Definitely! If you want to learn more about the Korean war, you should add this in your itinerary. Oh I almost forgot to mention, the admission is free!

Transportation & Schedule

  • Take Subway Line 4 or Line 6 to Samgakji Station (Exit 1 or 12).
    Continue 200 meters to reach the museum on the left.
  • It’s open everyday (except Monday) from 9am to 6pm but you can only enter the museum until 5pm.
  • Guided tours in English are available at 10:00 and 14:00.

17 comments

  1. Nakakatuwang malaman ang history ng Korea.Hindi ka lang maaamaze kundi marami kapa matututunan.Sana marami pa kayong lugar na mapupuntahan.

  2. Thanks for sharing this ma’am karla, I remember nung student pa lang ako.. Favorite subject ko talaga and history.. Hobby ko na talaga magbasa ng kasaysayan.. Until now.. πŸ‘πŸ’œ

  3. Ang dami mo na talaga napuntahan Ms.Karla! Mga historic places na must visit talaga kasi big part ng history ng bawat bansa 😍

  4. Thanks for sharing, Ms Karla! Must visit War Memorial Museum, lots of interesting exhibits at nice to know na may mga Filipino soldiers na tumulong sa Korea noon. ❀️

  5. It’s great to know about this famous museum is a very nice destination and unique so interesting to learn wish me hope na makapag travel someday para mapuntahan ko din to Ms.Karla

  6. salamat dito ate, may nalaman dn aq sa korean history heheh nakakatuwa ka tlaga parang nalibot mo na lahat sa korea πŸ˜‚ gusto q dn ma experience yan , ganda mo po sa korean military uniform bagay sayo 😊

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