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Saturday, 30 September 2006

Our trip to the Korean War Memorial

I've heard a lot about the Korean War Memorial and it has been on the top of my list as one of the places to visit in Seoul. I love history so visiting the Memorial was pretty fascinating. Devante had a great time too, except she is not a big fan of war or war relics for that matter.

Opened in 1994, the memorial details all the wars Korea has been involved since its early days. Anyways, the Korean War Memorial is located near Yongsan. The quickest way is to exit via the Samgakji subway station and the walk will be about five minutes. Definately worth a visit if you're coming to teach English in Seoul.

Near the main entrance to the memorial you will see The Statue of Brothers:

Here's a picture of a mosaic from inside the dome:

The Statue of Brothers behind a piece of artillery:

Statues Defending the Fatherland:

The Stone Bowl is the pedestal of the Statues Defending the Fatherland:


gld2005 said...

Glad you had a good time at the Memorial. I went then when I visited Seoul last month and found the place fascinating. One thing I did notice while I was out there generally was there is little mention of the post war period, except for the economic growth. Felt a little like self censorship. Do you think the same?

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