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Photo Essay – The War Memorial of Korea

Here are a few of the photos I shot at The War Memorial of Korea.  It is an interesting place in Seoul and should be a must see for anyone in the area.  These are only a few of the photos I took.  If you would like to see more, you can check out my Flickr page.  It’s an eye opening experience and I am glad I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit.

The Korean War Monument

The front of the main exhibit hall.

A closer look at the Korean War Monument Statues

The Peace Clock Tower.  One clock is stopped at the time of the outbreak of the Korean War.

The Statue of Brothers  “…a family’s older brother, a ROK officer, and his younger brother, a North Korean soldier, meet in a battlefield and express reconciliation, love and forgiveness.”

Made to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the formation of the ROK Armed Forces. The Tiger pattern represents the courage of the Korean Armed Forces.

The Drop – 1,300 dog tags representing those who gave their life during the Korean War embodied as a tear drop.

Ancient Weapons

A mobile rocket launcher developed in 1451 – could fire 100 arrows

Ancient Mortar

Ancient Spears

Modern Weapons

A B-52 Bomber – You can’t imagine how big this is until you are standing next to it.

A Sherman Tank – Used in WWII and the Korean War

Artillery and Missiles – some serious firepower.

A Russian T-34 Tank – Used by North Korea.

Various Ordinance

Ancient and Modern Wardrobes

Korean War Uniforms – SK in front – NK on back row

Chinese Soldiers during the Korean War

Ancient Korean Dress

Ancient Korean Dress

I hope you have enjoyed this quick walk through the War Memorial.  There is so much more this museum has to offer.  It is hard to encompass it all in only a few pictures.  I have over 150 pictures on Flickr if you would like to see more.

‘Till Next Time,

E

About Eric Bynum
I taught ESL for three years in South Korea and now I am looking to set out on a new journey after just finishing my teaching certification in the US. I hope to continue teaching and traveling and you can follow his journeys here.

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