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Memorial Tower of Baengmagoji Battlefield and Memorial Museum (백마고지 위령비와 기념관)

Update date: 2020-05-27


[tourist site]
Located in the northern area of South Korea, Baengmagoji Battlefield was one of the bloodiest battlefields during the Korean War. The communist Chinese army launched a major offensive attack for 10 days on October 6, 1952 during the Battle of Baengmagoji, which can be translated into the Battle of White Horse Highlands. Due to this battle, the communist Chinese army suffered around 14,000 casualties and the army completely collapsed while the 9th Infantry Division won the Battle of Baengmagoji and got the nickname “White Horse.”

After the battle, the area gave off a bad smell because of the dead bodies. The mountain area lost its original shape due to the severe battle and as a result the area was named “Baengmagoji” as it was said to resemble a white horse (baengma) lying down.


Address: 72, Daema 1-gil, Cheorwon-gun, Gangwon-do (24000) (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) (Korean only)
Telephone: +82-33-450-5559
data provided by Korea Tourism Organization
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