UNMCKDesignated by the UN, the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea is the only holy ground of its kind in the world.
This land(over 7ha) is preserved as buffer or supplementary zone in order to complement the interred at the UNMCK.
Beginning in 2015, UN Forces veterans have been interred in the War Veterans Grave Area. In this area, the graves are ordered by date, not by nation.
The road stretching southward from the UN Forces Monument has been replaced with the “Unknown Soldiers' Pathway.” The number ‘11' is very significance.
First, the pathway consists of 11 steps symbolizing the number of countries whose nationals are currently interred at the UNMCK. 11 cascades of water, 11 water fountains, and 11 pine trees along each side of the pathway represent the 11 countries. The total of 22, adding up the both sides, represents the 22 nations(including Korea) who participated in the Korean War under the UN flag.
The restoration of Pond I is complete and the area is now open to visitors. The pond, which had been covered with reeds, has recovered its original beauty. The bridge that connects to the islet in the middle of the pond had been originally donated by the Thai government in 1976. Busan Bank donated funds so that the old and unsafe bridge could be replaced by a new one. Visitors are now able to cross the pond and enjoy the view from the islet.
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