South Korea National War Memorial, Seoul
Type: Physical memorial
Country: South Korea
Updated: 1/3/2010 2:10:50 AM
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Opened in June 1994, the War Memorial in South Korea offers visitors an educational, yet emotional experience of the many wars in which Korea was involved. Many documents and war memorabilia have been collected and are displayed. There are excellent examples of Korea’s 5,000-year history of resistance to numerous invasions, while still maintaining national self-esteem. The War Memorial has several display rooms and an outdoor exhibition center displaying military equipment.
13,000 items are displayed in its six halls under different themes: Memorial Hall, War History, Korean War, Expeditionary Forces Room, ROK Armed Forces Room, and Large Equipment Room, plus the outside exhibition area. Paintings of battlefields and sculptures of meritorious people well portray the patriotic spirit of our ancestors. It displays various weapons and equipment from prehistoric times to the modern period. About 100 large weapons are displayed in the outside exhibition area.
Official site (in Korean): www.warmemo.co.kr/
Seoul City Info: henglish.seoul.go.kr
Seoul Searching: www.seoulsearching.com
POSTED BY JON BRUNBERG ON 1/7/2006blog comments powered by Disqus