Provisional Capital Memorial Hall, Busan

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The Provisional Capital Memorial Hall (Korean: 임시수도기념관; Hanja: 臨時首都記念館) is a museum in Busan, South Korea. The building was used by the President of South Korea, Syngman Rhee when Busan was the provisional capital of South Korea during the Korean War.

The hall was initially used as the Gyeongnam provincial governor's official residence since its completion on August 10, 1926. For 3 years, Busan was the Korean provisional capital during the time of the Korean War. During this period, this building was used as the president's residence.

In 1984, this building became the Provisional Capital Memorial Hall, and exhibited pictures and other artifacts from the Korean War.

This building was renovated from April 2000 to November 2001 to its current state. During the renovation, the Photographic Gallery section was added. The gallery houses a collection of photographs from the Korean War.

The Provisional Capital Memorial Hall is Designated Artifact #53 of Busan Metropolitan City.

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  • If you like visiting historical homes this place was the home to the first president of Korea Sigmund Rhee. 
    If you like visiting historical homes this place was the home to the first president of Korea Sigmund Rhee.  more »
  • This is the South Korean's President residence when Busan was the provisional capital during the Korean War. The home is available to view along with many photos. Much of the information was... 
    This is the South Korean's President residence when Busan was the provisional capital during the Korean War. The home is available to view along with many photos. Much of the information was...  more »
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  • It was well keep places of historically
  • Entry is free, but only suitable for a small group tour or on your own, as the building is cramped on the inside and they restrict the number of people that can be on the second floor at the same time for safety reasons. Overall a well-preserved historical building with most of its original elements untouched. Represents Korea's change towards European style architecture during the modern times with its unique middle ground of Japanese roofs and European brick walls. Most of the items on display were used by Republic of Korea's first president, Lee Seung-Man and his family. Recommended if you are interested in architectures, or Korean history in general.

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