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“Beautiful tribute to those who died” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of UN Memorial Cemetery

UN Memorial Cemetery
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US$134.99*
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Full-Day Busan Tour Including Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
Ranked #9 of 211 things to do in Busan
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
London
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“Beautiful tribute to those who died”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

As you come through the main gates, accept the salute given to you by the UN guards and then proceed directly ahead into the chapel. Here you can watch a film (it alternated between Korean & English versions) which will give you a good overview of the Korean war and the reason and purpose of the cemetery. Then proceed to the Memorial Hall for an extensive photographic display. Then go to into the cemetery - such a lovingly kept area to remember the multinational list of those who died. Then walk the grounds - note the flags of the many nations involved and consider the names and young ages on many of the tombstones. There is a flame still burning until all war has ended.

Visited June 2014
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“Moving & Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

The hop on hop off bus takes has a stop at the cemetery. It's is such an amazing site, very moving and peaceful and the gardens alone are worth getting off the bus for. You only need an hour to see the whole place. The wall of remember acne is touching as it has over 43k soldiers names. There is also a small museum and a chapel.

Visited June 2014
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“Well maintained with love”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

I wish UN could function as one again to stop world conflict

The Korean War a true world joint effort and we still fear the threat of North Korea and so many families divided

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Johor, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Peacefully”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

I like this place very much...
make you calm and think about your life

You can have a nice photo shooting here for sure...
and you can explore Busan Museum as well, it is near

Visited June 2014
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Seoul, South Korea
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“Highly recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

This was a very well-spent afternoon. There's plenty to look at and appreciate at the cemetery, including a 15-minute video about how the cemetery came about. There are also many events on weekends; I was fortunate enough to see a tribute to the Philippine fallen, which included a marching band and gun salute. Free admission. It was a little hard to find the entrance (we ended up walking all the way around the Busan museum to get there); use the "East entrance" near the Sculpture Garden ….. much closer to the subway station. The cemetery is about a 15-minute walk from the subway exit. I will admit that my son (age 6) was a little bored and put off by all the 'rules' (no running, no yelling, don't walk on the grass, etc). Overall I would highly recommend this activity for everyone visiting Busan.

Visited May 2014
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