Users' questions

Why is the number 38 significant at the Korean War memorial?

Why is the number 38 significant at the Korean War memorial?

The number 38 is important to the design of the memorial because of the 38th parallel and the 38 months of fighting between 1950 and 1953. However, there are only 19 statues, plus a reflective wall that reflects those statues. 19 + 19 = 38. Statues are made of stainless steel because of their reflective properties.

Was the Korean War a tie?

When the war ended with a cease-fire rather than a surrender, Mr. Obama noted, some offered the cynical quip “die for a tie” to describe the result of the war that had claimed the lives of more than 36,000 Americans and over a million South Koreans.

Is there a War Museum in South Korea?

There are two main exhibitions in this museum, one inside and the other outside. The hall indoors has exhibitions related to all the wars South Korea has been in. Outdoors, you can see various tanks, vehicles, submarines, aircraft and artillery that Korea used during World War 2, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. You can even visit inside them!

Which is the best museum to see Korean history?

1 National Museum of Korea (국립중앙박물관) 2 War Memorial of Korea (전쟁기념관) 3 Trick Eye Museum (트릭아이 뮤지엄) 4 Seoul Museum of History (서울역사박물관) 5 Leeum Samsung Museum of Art (삼성미술관 리움) 6 National Folk Museum of Korea (국립민속박물관) 7 Seodaemun Prison History Museum (서대문형무소역사관) 8 National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관)

Are there any American soldiers in North Korea?

Isolated and sealed off from the rest of the world, North Korea doesn’t exactly shine as a beacon of hope and light. But for a half dozen American soldiers serving after the Korean War ended, it apparently seemed that way.

How many people visit the museum in Seoul?

With roughly 3 million visitors per year, it’s one of the most frequented museums in Seoul (and the world!). Opened in 1945, there are over 10,000 art pieces and relics displayed at any given time, with many rotating galleries from international galleries such as Japan or Europe. Their permanent galleries are also impressive.