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484 Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03628, South Korea
+82 2-360-8500
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been to a few prisons and this one was pretty interesting although I would have liked to see more displays about how the prisoners lived. More models and displays would be good although there were a few. Walking around the prison and imagining...More

Thank Calvin C
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This prison history hall wasn't on our radar for our first visit to Seoul but for our second trip I was looking for something a little different, to discover more of the history of Seoul, and we certainly got it here. Seodaemun Prison operated from...More

Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We have been to many prisons around the world, and this one had its own unique way to memorialize its prisoners. Instead of death masks or head molds we have seen elsewhere (of newly executed prisoners), here we saw many molds of prisoners’ feet. These...More

2  Thank kurteg
Reviewed 13 May 2018

I was really excited about seeing this. As we walked around, there were no less than 50 groups of children (likely on field trips from school). The children were running around, screaming, and in my opinion, being completely disrespectful in an area where many people...More

4  Thank Garfieldluvr
Reviewed 28 April 2018

This was another find by accident. We spent a full day here and had a day of sadness & amazement of the human spirit. The people were so badly treated but seem to still keep their spirit and pride.

1  Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

You may need to toughtlen up a little bit when you come here, but overall, it's a very good experience when you want to learn about Korea. However, there are some texts without English :( Despite that, I still enjoyed my time here. There are...More

1  Thank grapegump
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We originally decided to visit here to fill in time, and so glad we did. The whole site has been refurbished and takes at least an hour to complete the route they suggest. Very good displays and explanations in English for us. As you walk...More

Thank Kiwisflythecoop
Reviewed 17 February 2018

If u r interested in history of Korea u have to visit this place. The place is an old prison used during war agains activist. U may see torture and u ll feel how was hard for them to live there. And in addition if...More

1  Thank Ziko T
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

This location does not really pop out when one searches for places to see in Seoul. This historical site is very touching and biographies of those who have suffered under Japanese Colonial rule is very sad. Tour of all the buildings and walking the ground...More

1  Thank Brian C
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Visiting on a very cold winter day, it was a very sombre place that outlines the history of the Japanese rule over Korea. Womens underground prison was interesting and the details that keep the memory of the suffering alive are interesting. Not the best English...More

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Walk within this area, centered on what used to be the
western gate of traditional Seoul, and you'll get a
glimpse of Korea’s past through the beautiful and
historic buildings that are scattered throughout.
Whether wandering around Deoksugung’s palace walls or
touring more historically somber sites such as
Seodaemun Prison, this is one of the best places for
culture, architecture, and history lovers. Jeongdong
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Response from Mervyn H | Reviewed this property |
sorry but i dont think there are any lockers available.
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Response from Stephen S | Reviewed this property |
Well answered Marco, i've nothing more I can add other than enjoy your visit.
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taxis are very cheap and convenient