While looking up things to do in Seoul (that don’t involve food or drinks) Josh stumbled upon the War Memorial in Seoul. The War Memorial is both a memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives in the wars in Korea (historical up to the most recent Korean War) that also has a museum filled with exhibits of past wars and conflicts in Korea.
The memorial itself has many parts: there is an outdoor area filled with restored planes and vehicles used in prior wars in Korea (we didn’t venture to this are as we underestimated the sheer size of the memorial and since it was freezing temperatures). There are also various floors filled with memorials for fallen soldiers of all countries and exhibits displaying various time period army uniforms.
I think any trip to Seoul would be enhanced to the War Memorial as it is not just a memorial but also a museum.
It is pretty amazing to see how the Korean War left South Korea in such a poor economic state and how not much later South Korea is a thriving country…it certainly gives me pride in my Korean heritage. Our visit to the War Memorial wasn’t as long as I would have liked it to be….maybe when it gets a little warmer we will take a look at the outdoor exhibits. Make sure to check out Josh’s collages as there are many more picture of exhibits.