UNMCK

Designated by UN, the UNMCK is the only holy ground of it’s a kind in the world.


Built by the UN in memory of the UN fallen during the Korean war, it was completed on August 21 1964.
Architect Jung-Up Kim, after carefully considering the diverse religious backgrounds of the UN forces, realized a design with six support beams and a triangle representing geometric abstraction and eternity.

The stained glass decorating both sides of the Service Hall consists of many smaller artistic designs. Each symbolizes an apostle of peace, sublimation, tragedies of war, love and peace. There are 16 lines representing the 16 nations from the center of the floor radiating through the UN logo and the ceiling to the sky. It is a fitting addition to the sanctity of the Hall as it symbolizes the wish and will for non-occurrence of the tragedies of war. To the visitors who enter the Hall, light colors and bright lights in harmony with the splendid stained glass brings forth the desire for peace as well as mystical feelings as the home of the 2,300 fallen, since the Hall features a short documentary on the Korean War and the UNMCK is shown in the Hall.

The 10 minute long documentary on the Korean War and the history of the UNMCK has been prepared in 5 languages so that students and visitors alike may better understand the Korean War and the role of the UN troops in the Korean War.

 


New Address/Same Location : 93, UN Pyeonghwa-ro, Nam-gu, Busan, 48529, Republic of Korea (New address system has been used in Korea since 2014.)

Old Address : 779, Daeyon 4-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, 608-812, Republic of Korea Phone 82-51-625-0625 Fax 82-51-624-2165