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Koryo Museum

1.5 Mi./2 Km. Northeast of Central Kaesong | Songgyungwan complex of buildings, Kaesong, North Korea
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Interesting museum with fantastic shop for posters and stamps

We visited this museum after our tour to the DMZ and it was refreshing to go back much further in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leopard_Lil
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Interesting museum...

...but lack of captions in English. We had a guided tour, but still, it would be nice to get more... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Ana L
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Boliden, Sweden
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1.5 Mi./2 Km. Northeast of Central Kaesong | Songgyungwan complex of buildings, Kaesong, North Korea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum after our tour to the DMZ and it was refreshing to go back much further in time to see how Koryo was in the ancient past. The city of Kaesong belonged to South Korea during the war and as such, was...More

Thank Leopard_Lil
Reviewed 26 September 2017

...but lack of captions in English. We had a guided tour, but still, it would be nice to get more info in English. The shop at the museum is one of the best for souvenirs in NK.

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Located in a complex of buildings at the Songgyungwan Academy in Kaesong, the Koryo Museum was visited during my first and only full day in the city. After touring the DMZ we stopped here on a quick walk-through which took about an hour. The museum...More

Thank midway42
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Interesting step back in time to learn about the history of Goryeo. Helps if you have a knowledgable guide that can translate well

Thank SaintRef
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Just one hour after visiting DMZ in Kaesong is this landmark. Interesting. Not so many history objects. You will always go here, want it or not...that's what all north korea tours are all about

Thank Neto T
Reviewed 29 May 2016

The grounds were peaceful and the exhibits (possibly because of the time period they depicted) had much less of the political rhetoric that becomes overwhelming at times.

Thank SaraRichardsLondon
Reviewed 15 April 2016

This place is so beautiful you cannot give it a miss! It was the first university in Korea, has a lovely courtyard with ancient trees. You pretty much have the whole place to yourself and can take time to stady Korean history through the different...More

Thank ffrige
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

According to the guide this is a must for people living in Kaesong to visit especially on their wedding day because of its history. Great in depth of how life used to be back in the koryo dynasty. There is also a place right outside...More

Thank Jacqueline A
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Various weaponry, statues and general relics of the area. I believe the tomb of King Kongmin was here or very close by. Nice gift shop for trinkets.

Thank LARPAT55
Reviewed 11 September 2015

this is a fairly average museum and had some interesting bits about the history of DPRK, its not the best one in North Korea, the military museum is much better. Its a short trip from the DMZ and is normally incorporated in a trip to...More

Thank d_taddei
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