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Korean War Museum and Memorial in Central Seoul -- a good alternative to the DMZ

Art, Culture, & Historical
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I don't recommend day-trips to the DMZ -- the JSA remains off-limits due to North Korean policy, and anyway most of what you see is just barbed-wire fences and various monuments; a trip there does not give insight into North Korea nor about the 1950-53 war. The long trip driving up there & back is not worth your precious time. There is a very good alternative, which is this gigantic compound in the middle of Seoul -- a large museum of the Korean war & outdoor display of weaponry from that era.

Seoul Tour Guide - David a. M.
David a. M.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
09:30 AM

Meeting Point

your hotel, or a metro subway station exit

- It is in southern downtown Seoul, the Yongsan District, near the Samgakji metro subway station.

09:30 AM

Entering Museum

we meet at hotel or elsewhere, get to the museum and walk in past the several large front monuments.

10:00 AM

Korean War Museum

We tour through the Korean War Museum and the spiritual memorial, with my detailed explanations and colorful storytelling.

12:00 PM

The Outdoor Weaponry Lot

We walk all through their amazing collection of tanks, artillery, planes and war-boats that were actually used in that era by all sides, with my commentary.

01:00 PM

Extension -- History of Warfare in Korea

If you wish to extend the tour for a small extra cost, perhaps after getting a lunch or snack, we will visit the extensive exhibit-halls of the entire History of Warfare on the Korean Peninsula, from ancient days through the 19th century.

Ending Point

Museum Exit, or back at your hotel, or a lunch/dinner site

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guide fee, hotel meet-up, only.

there is no admission fee.

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What‘s not included

transportation fees, lunch, drinks, or other misc. purchases.

Tour Important Information

It is closed on Mondays.

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Seoul Tour Reviews

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Vasilios K.

5 / 5
Oct 10, 2023

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knowledgeable and flexible

David is a fountain of information and was very accomodating in meeting our needs. Book with confidence.

Vasilios K.

Thanks VK, it was great to host you guys!! D

Jeffery M.

Jeffery M.

5 / 5
Sep 10, 2023

Full-day Intro to Seoul and Korean History

Seoul
8 hours

Grab Your Walking Shoes & Spend The Day With David!

David is absolutely splendid! A human, walking encyclopedia of anything you could hope to know. If you enjoy learning and desire to truly grasp the history and culture of South Korea- he is your guy! There wasnt a question we asked that he didnt have a full, in-depth explanation for. He offers a variety of tours to cover most anything you'd be interested in- he truly knows it all and is an excellent storyteller and teacher. He went out of his way to accommodate our wishes. We even had a medical situation arise and he took the time to go with us to the hospital and ensure we got checked in since we only speak English. Highly, highly recommend!

Jeffery M.

I was so glad to guide you two for two days; you were great company and very attentive, curious listeners! DM

A delightful walking tour listening to fascinating stories about Korea’s history

David took us to the Jogye-sa where we learnt in details about the country’s history of religions that helped shape the Korean culture. Then we walked to the Seoul Plaza to see the historical monuments, listening to fascinating stories about the national heroes. I was in particular inspired by the stories of Yi Sun S

Tang C.

It was my pleasure to serve your first visit to Korea!

$345/ per group

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