The Park of Geojedo, P.O.W Camp was built to hold prisoners during the Korean War. Out of a total of 170,000 prisoners of war, 20,000 were from China and 150,000 were from North Korea. The camp was closed upon the signing of the 1953 armistice which ended the war. Remains of the war, such as tanks, trucks and other relics are on exhibit here.
The camp was turned into a park in 1997 to ensure that the Korean War is not a forgotten war.
It takes approximately one hour to walk the park grounds.
Nov-Feb 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. / Mar- Oct 9:00 a.m. – 6:00p.m.
Closed New Year, Chukseok
The official website for Geoje is here.
Individuals: Adults 7,000 won / Youths & Military 5,000 won / Children 3,000 won
Groups (30 people or more): Adults 5,000 won / Youths & Military 3,500 won / Children 2,000 wonLocal
Geoje-do P.O.W. Camp:
- From Gohyeon Ferry Terminal or Gohyeon Intercity Bus Terminal, taxi takes 5 min.
- From Okpo Ferry Terminal, Jangseungpo Ferry Terminal, taxi takes 20-25 min.
- 055-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese) – 055-639-8125~7 (Korean)
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