Fodor's Expert Review War Memorial of Korea
More than any other event, the Korean War has defined the country's recent history. The War Memorial of Korea focuses on exploring and depicting this war, as well as the others in Korea's history. Outdoors, there are fighter jets and artillery alongside sculptures expressing the hope of reunification and peace. Inside, the museum's exhibitions span the history of warfare in Korea, with an obvious focus on the (technically ongoing) Korean War. The historical exhibition halls are an interesting view into ancient and medieval warfare, while the more modern ones give a sense of Korea's difficult 20th century history. As is often the case with war museums, this one is often sobering but the message presented is that of hope for a peaceful future.