Sacred Ground: Korea's National Cemetery

Sacred Ground: Korea's National Cemetery

President Syngman Rhee (???) declared by presidential decree the plot of land south of the Han River in Dongjak-gu would be set aside as Korea's first National Cemetery.

On these hallowed grounds, heroes from Korea's past would be laid to rest and honored for all time. The cemetery rests on over 16 million square feet, making it quite huge for a country tight on space.

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Address: Seoul-si Dongjak-gu Dongjak-dong San (Mt.) 44-7 (Hyeonchung-ro 65 Beon)

Phone: Tourism Information Line: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese), +82-2-815-0625,
+82-2-815-3625 (Korean Only)

Web: www.snmb.mil.kr (Korean/English)

Hours: 06:00 - 18:00

Admission: Free

Parking Fees: Free

Directions: Subway Line 9 (exit 8) or buses 5524, 6411, 361, 362, 363, 642, 640 or 360.

 

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