Since 1972, this prison has been a national independence monument, dedicated to those who suffered in the name of Korea under ... More
Seodaemun Prison History Hall
Since 1972, this prison has been a national independence monument, dedicated to those who suffered in the name of Korea under the Japanese occupation (1910-45). It was built during the time of Japan's oppression of Korea, and even today the walls are haunted by the many atrocities committed at this site. The cells, confinement and torture rooms are restored to how they were before 1945. There is also a hall with some historical background and descriptions. Come here to honor those who sacrificed themselves in Korea's fight for independence.
it showed a lot about the history of japan's occupation of korea during 1910-1945. not for children though...there is a section of the prison where it shows how the japanese tortured the koreans...very explicit.
The Sodaemun Prison History Centery is definitely worthwhile, but it is extremely intense. If you are squeamish or have young children traveling with you, I would not recommend it. They have 100% realistic wax dummies involved in dozens of brutal tortures in an underground area of the prison (physical, sexual and emotional). It's always good to understand what has happened so that we can prevent it, but this is definitely the most hard-core of all the war camps I've visited.
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