Situated in Busan, United Nations Memorial Cemetery is the world’s sole cemetery by United Nations, where the brave souls sacrificed during Korean war are resting. Laid out over 14 hectares (35 acres), these 2,300 graves would make you think over how cruel wars are and how many lives were sacrificed to defend freedom and peace.
Busan, South Korea
Open 365 Days
May – Sep.: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Oct. – Apr.: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hot To Get UN Memorial Cemetery
Line 2: Daeyeon Station (Exit 3), 15-min walk
No. 134, 68, or 138-1 at UN Memorial Cemetery, Busan Cultural Center Station
Free parking up to 90 minutes. Longer than 90 minutes, ₩1,200/Hr
Rules for Visitors
Since the place is sacred home for UN fallen, food is not allowed.
(All information in this post is current as of July 2019)
The main gate in the picture was dedicated by Busan citizens in 1966 to pay tribute to the soldiers who had fallen during Korean war.
The sign shows the layout of graves of soldiers by country.
The Memorial Service Hall was built in 1964. The triangular outline symbolizes eternity and represents various religious faiths held by the soldiers from all different cultures.
The graves are arranged in 22 sites designated by the nationalities of the fallen soldiers.
The cemetery is well maintained and tranquil trails are surrounding the graveyard.
If you need more information about United Nations Memorial Cemetery, here is a link to its website: http://www.unmck.or.kr/eng_index.php