Seoul National Cemetery

Local name국립서울현충원
LocationDongjak District, Seoul, South Korea

The Seoul National Cemetery is located in Dongjak-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea. When established by presidential decree of Syngman Rhee in 1956, it was the country's only national cemetery. As the cemetery reached capacity in the early 1970s, Daejeon National Cemetery was established in 1976. Both cemeteries had been overseen by the Ministry of Defence until 2005 but in 2006 the Daejeon National Cemetery was transferred to the Ministry of Patriots' and Veterans' Affairs.

The cemetery is reserved for Korean veterans, including those who died in the Korean independence movement, Korean War, and Vietnam War.In August 2005, controversy was stirred by the visit of a North Korean delegation to the cemetery. The delegation was led by Kim Ki-Nam, and numbered 182 officials.

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Opening hours

Daily: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.


No admission fee.

More information and contact


Official website

Phone +82 2 815 0625

Address 210 HyunCoongro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Coordinates 37°30'1.778" N 126°58'21.245" E

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