Daejeon National Cemetery

The Daejeon National Cemetery (Korean국립대전현충원; RRGukrip Daejeon Hyeonchungwon) is located in Hyeonchungwon-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea. It is South Korea's second national cemetery after the Seoul National Cemetery and is overseen by the Ministry of Patriots' and Veterans' Affairs (South Korea).[1]

Daejeon National Cemetery
South Korea
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Daejeon National Cemetery
Used for those deceased 1982–present
Hyeonchungwon-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
36°22′17″N 127°17′48″E / 36.37139°N 127.29667°E / 36.37139; 127.29667Coordinates: 36°22′17″N 127°17′48″E / 36.37139°N 127.29667°E / 36.37139; 127.29667
Total burials110,681
Daejeon National Cemetery
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Korean name
Revised RomanizationGukrip Daejeon Hyeonchungwon
McCune–ReischauerKukrip Taejŏn Hyŏnch'ungwon

The cemetery is reserved for Korean veterans, including those who died in the Korean independence movement, Korean War, Vietnam War and post Korean War clashes with North Korea.


As the Seoul National Cemetery was reaching capacity in the early 1970s, on 16 December 1974 then President Park Chung-hee ordered that investigations commence for the establishment of a new national cemetery site. The Daejeon site was selected on 14 April 1976. Construction of the cemetery began on 1 April 1979 and the first burial took place on 27 August 1982. The cemetery was officially inaugurated on 13 November 1985.

The cemetery covers an area of 3,300,150㎡ and facilities include a Memorial Tower and Memorial Gate, Patriotic Spirit Exhibition Center, an outdoor exhibition space, fountains, statues, sculptures, pavilions, and Hyeonchungji, a man-made pond in the shape of the Korean Peninsula.[2]

The Daejeon National Cemetery allows access to the public.

Baseline of usageEdit

  • The President, the President of the National Assembly
  • Chief Justice of the Supreme Court or the President of the Constitutional Court
  • The person who died as a patriotic branch and the patriotic line-up in accordance with Article 4 of the Act on the Honorable Treatment of independent Beneficiaries.

Notable burialsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Daejeon National Cemetery (국립대전현충원)". Korea Tourism Organisation. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Daejeon National Cemetery". Daejeon National Cemetery. Retrieved 28 September 2014.

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