The War Memorial was completed in June, 1996 - making it one of Korea's
most up-to-date attractions. There are both outdoor and indoor displays
across this huge complex. Not just about the 1950-53 'Korean war',
the memorial covers approximately 2000
years of Korean history. There are various special exhibitions
throughout the year plus an Army honor guard parade every Friday morning
from 10-11:50. The parade even features a swordsmanship competition.
March-October: 9:30 - 6 p.m.
November-February: 9:30 - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays unless the Monday is a national holiday in which case
the memorial is closed the following (working) day.
Call (02) 709-3200 for updated admissions charges.
Subway: a five-minute walk from Samgakchi Station on the blue line.
Taxi: tell the driver 'cheon-jeng ki-nyeom-gwan'.
This huge complex, located across the street and next to the U.S. Army's
main base in Seoul, is quite easy to spot and clearly marked. From the
subway just follow the signs or ask someone to point you in the right
Address and Phone Number
Korean War Memorial
Yongsan-dong 1-ga, Yongsan-ku
(02) 709-3114 (general info, in English)
(02) 709-3200 (updated ticket prices)
Fax (02) 709-3100