War Memorial of Korea
This is a review of my trip to the War Memorial of Korea located in Yongsan, Seoul.
There appears to have been an increase in both organized and lone protesters gathering near the War Memorial of Korea ever since the president relocated from the Blue House to the Yongsan district.
In the past, I remember that there were many protests in the downtown area close to Gwanghwamun.
Coming from Busan, it was my first trip to Yongsan, and I couldn't wait to see the War Memorial of Korea.
The War Memorial of Korea is a massive structure with changing exhibits throughout the year, making it a worthwhile stop for anybody visiting Seoul.
The building is magnificent and well-kept, so viewing it was a pleasant experience; and because of its size, there was relatively little overlap between visitors even at peak times.
Though the building's entry and exit are located on the second floor, we opted to explore the museum from the third.
Rare examples of military uniforms from each country are presented.
How our country looked in the past.
In addition, there is a spot for stamping each flag. I brought it back home as a souvenir.
The Hall of Fame for Donors
I want to thank everyone who contributed to this collection of rare and priceless artifacts and relics.
The fact that such an ancient 'Sangpyeong Tongbo' (coin) has survived to the present day is quite remarkable. And, to top it all off, it was found in Vietnam!
The photos of our forefathers from the 'Shinmiyangyo' period were fascinating as well. There must have been a camera around in the United States at this time, and the quality wasn't too shabby, too.
Several artifacts have been passed down from the 6.25 Incident to the present day.
We pray for the countless victims of the land, even though there is much debate over the Vietnam War and other political problems.
It's incredible that Korea has recovered so quickly after the Korean War and is now contributing so many troops to international missions.
History of the ROK Armed Forces
It was a more significant trip because my friend was about to enter the military.
Before joining the military, it was a chance to fully replenish one's patriotism.
Please grow into a brave soldier and return home without incident.
Weapon exhibition hall
There were certain weapons on display in this space that were really difficult to see in real life.
Even with all those dreadful missiles... I pray that the Korean Peninsula will finally be free of the terrible war.
The fact that we both studied Maritime in college made us more interested in naval weapons and vessels.
The fighter planes were amazing, too. One time when I was a kid, I dreamed about flying airplanes.
The weapon of the future
Just by glancing at Gpt, you can understand how rapidly technology is advancing today.
A North Korean fighter plane is also displayed overhead.
The Patriotic Memorial Hall
There is peace and tranquility here thanks to the gently flowing water.
Looking at these miniatures was a lot of joy for me. I'm impressed by how delicately they crafted it. I hope to work in this field someday.
The tank itself is an intriguing shape. The tiger design is supposed to scare off foes, but I worry that it may draw too much attention to itself.
There are also vehicles owned by President Syngman Rhee (South) and Il-sung Kim (North).
Turtle ship (Geo-buk-seon)
This is the Turtle ship by Yi Sun-sin. Admiral Yi Sun-sin was an extraordinary man. What inspired him to design such a magnificent turtle ship during the Joseon Dynasty?
War History Room
I was thrilled to read the explanation because I was studying Korean history at the time.
Several wars were presented, and I was reminded once again of how chaotic the Korean Peninsula was.
Admiral Yi Sun-sin, who played a crucial role during the Japanese invasion.
Beacon Fire stations. Those beacons in the mountain were familiar to me from my youth, but I have no idea if they are still there.
Sadly, remnants of the Japanese colonial era are also visible. We must not let the past be forgotten.
We shall always remember the innumerable individuals who have fought to keep the honor of the Korean people.
The suffering and loss caused by the Korean War must also not be forgotten.
There are still people alive today who were present during the Korean War, and I occasionally see them coping with the aftereffects of the battle they witnessed firsthand.
Let's head on over to the outdoor weapons exhibition.
The outdoor exhibition features large versions of various weaponry, aircraft, and ships.
The War Memorial of Korea in Yongsan is a must-see if you find yourself in Seoul. It's a beautiful and significant location for photos, sharing stories, and making memories.
Being indoors means it can be kept warm in the winter and cool in the summer, making it an ideal tourist attraction year-round.
Address : 29 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Tel : +82-2-709-3114
Operation Hours : Tuesday-Sunday : 9:30 - 18:00 (Monday closed)
Website : www.warmemo.or.kr
Admission Fee : Free
Writer : hablog74
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