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King Sejong Memorial Hall

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Great to pass by and get know more about Korean history

We passed by the underground museum when we were heading to the Palace from the Stream. The... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Hanoi, Vietnam
Good to pass by if you're in Gwanghamun Square

This underground museum is a good place to visit if you're passing by Gwanghamun Square. It's a... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

We passed by the underground museum when we were heading to the Palace from the Stream. The entrance way under the King’s statue, no admission fee. Good to have a quick visit if you don’t have much time. Not so crowded as other places in...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

This underground museum is a good place to visit if you're passing by Gwanghamun Square. It's a good way to escape the heat during a hot day, to warm yourself during winter and to pass time during a rainy day. You'll get to be inspired...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Connected with the king Sejong statue on the guanghuamun square and it's a free admission exhibition, which shows how the Hanja was created (by king Sejong) the evolution of Korea, next to it is the Yi sun sin exhibition, which shows a replica of the...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank manucanuck
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Not being familiar with this aspect of Korean history, this was a nice introduction. The museum is open, modern, and well maintained. Offered several opportunities for children to interact using technology. This would be good for a rainy day as it is all indoors. It...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

Lot of Information is on display. Videos , Photos & Historic relics have been kept inside Must visit for Tourists

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank vinayraichur
Reviewed 25 June 2015

This place has interactive displays and some very informative sections on two of Korea's greatest heroes. As a non-Korean speaker there was still enough information for me to get a great deal out of our visit. Not sure the 4D film added much, but it...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank EclecticGourmet
Reviewed 28 February 2015

While walking from Gyeongbuk Palace, we noticed a family walking into what we called a 'hidden door' under the statue of King Sejong. We crossed the street to the traffic island, went down the 'secret entrance' and found ourselves in the awesome free museum. The...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank Martin R
Reviewed 24 December 2014

if you go to Gyeongbuk Palace, don't forget to visit this place also. You'll find very complete story about Korean history especially Korean most respected heroes, King Sejong and General Lee Soon Shin. You can see how King Sejong built the Korea and how Lee...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank OrangeChoco7987
Reviewed 15 November 2014

This museum is free and if you leave an ID behind they will give you a free audio guide which was fairly comprehensive. It was a really interesting historical museum on the early history of Korea. Museum talks about the early history of King Sejong...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Judithh12
Reviewed 21 September 2014

they have everything in both Korean and English which was good. It is a pretty museum in a pretty area of the city

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Avi T
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