Travel News: Press Releases Korea’s National Liberation Day – 광복절 (Gwangbokjeol: literally ‘restoration of Light Day’)

Korea’s National Liberation Day – 광복절 (Gwangbokjeol: literally ‘restoration of Light Day’)

Korea’s National Liberation Day – 광복절 (Gwangbokjeol: literally ‘restoration of Light Day’) 


On this day Korea in 1945, Korea was liberated from Japan’s 35-year-long colonial rule. The day also marks the establishment of the government of the Republic of Korea in 1948.

Learn more about Korea History

For more information on the history of the Korea’s National liberation day and independence movement, make a visit to:

  • Seoul Museum of History – captures the traditional culture of Seoul. Vestiges from the prehistoric era to modern Seoul are on display.
  • National Museum 3


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  • Seodamun Prison History Hall – is a special museum located at Seodaemun Independence Park; it was built near the end of the Joseon Dynasty (~1910), and was where Japanese soldiers tortured then later executed Korean followers of the Independence Movement.  

15100041992090182_Seodaemun Independence Park (Dongnip Park)


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  • Independence Hall of Korea – The Independence Hall of Korea is a centre dedicated to passing on the living spirit of the independence. A total of 90,000 pieces of relics are displayed and preserved.



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