War Memorial in Seoul

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.

Korean War Memorial in Seoul

Korean War Memorial in Seoul

Entrance to the Korean War Memorial

Entrance to the Korean War Memorial

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.

Past soldier uniforms

Past soldier uniforms

More soldier uniforms

More soldier uniforms

And a "future" soldier uniform...but still not enough to keep photobombers at bay

And a “future” soldier uniform…but still not enough to keep photobombers at bay

I think any trip to Seoul would be enhanced to the War Memorial as it is not just a memorial but also a museum.

Korea's famous turtle ship

Korea’s famous turtle ship

Memorial to fallen soldiers

Memorial to fallen soldiers

Found this small exhibit, behold the first ESL teacher in Korea!

Found this small exhibit, behold the first ESL teacher in Korea!

If you're wondering how I've been managing the cold....with layers and a strong sense of humor

If you’re wondering how I’ve been managing the cold….with layers and a strong sense of humor. This is me channeling my inner Eskimo.

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.

Josh’s Collages…

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