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A must visit in Gwangju

Located in a beautiful area, this place is is a must visit in Gwangju. Entrance may be restricted... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
AnuradhaUdu
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
A good visit to learn more about history

It's a different kind of visit but very worth it. It's a good reminder of Korean history or a... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Jonathan G
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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200 Minju-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61045, South Korea
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Located in a beautiful area, this place is is a must visit in Gwangju. Entrance may be restricted and may need to be arranged prior.

Thank AnuradhaUdu
Reviewed 12 April 2018

It's a different kind of visit but very worth it. It's a good reminder of Korean history or a chance to learn if you don't already know, and a reminder that in many countries people have lost their lives for the democracy we enjoy today....More

1  Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I would recommend visiting if you are staying in Gwanju for a longer period. If you are only in Gwangju for a short time, then you can probably skip this. The May 18th event was significant to Gwangju's development and there are still many residents...More

Thank CanadianAbroad22
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a must see to help understand Korea today and in the past. You can arrive easily on the bus 518 from the central bus station or along the route in the city. Also, a taxi from the bus station or downtown will be...More

1  Thank Douglas_Diego
Reviewed 25 December 2016

It is a little bit out of the city of Gwangju, but easily reached via local bus #518. The tricky part is to find the right bus stop. It is the one at the rear of Gwangju Railway Station, not in front of it. The...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Get a guide and visit this sobering memorial to those who lost their lives in the quest for freedom. The architecture, museum, memorial, and cemetery are a fitting testament to the birth of democracy in S. Korea.

Thank EmilyHannah
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The Memorial and the museum are a good introduction to the Gwangju Uprising of 1980. The graves of the victims are moving, as is the Memorial Hall. The exhibits in the museum may occasionally seem overemotional, but the movie provides historical background. Well worth the...More

Thank H1732015
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Our English speaking guide made our visit very enjoyable and we left with a thorough understanding. There is a brief video presentation, museum and gift shop that was on the same site as the cemetery and memorial.Koreans strongly believe, if you don't remember, it will...More

1  Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

We were lucky because the memorial hall staff are very helpful. The staffs even offer to show us English documentary video with Chinese subtitle video. You shall watch the video ! It''s worth it although it took a bit long 30 minutes. Last surprise, the...More

Thank Szehaur C
Reviewed 31 August 2015

It is a symbol of the democratization of the Republic of Korea. Gwang-ju citizens think it is very important here. It has a place to visit year after year many visitors.

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