The 35-acre UN Memorial Cemetery is one of Busan’s most peaceful spots. Established in early 1951, the quiet park and cemetery honors a total of 2,300 United Nations soldiers representing 16 countries who were killed during the Korean War between 1950 and 1953.
At the heart of the park lies the Main Cemetery Area, where soldiers from Australia, France, Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Turkey and the USA are interred. Besides headstones, the lines of graves on the green expanse are marked with manicured hedges and flower bushes, creating a beautiful and somber sight.
Visitors to the cemetery will also find the Memorial Service Hall, a small multi-faiths chapel where you can watch a short documentary on the Korean War, as well as the Memorabilia Hall, where photos and artifacts from the war stand on display.
The UN Memorial Cemetery is open daily throughout the year, and admission is free.