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Geumsusan Memorial Palace

Miam-dong, Pyongyang 999093, North Korea
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Most sacred location in Pyongyang

Most important location to the North Koreans as it serves as a memorial for Kim Il-Sung and his... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
phinfogg
Supremely Bizarre

While the whole experience is weird, the most bizarre part is actually seeing the embalmed bodies... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Mike G
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San Francisco, California
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Miam-dong, Pyongyang 999093, North Korea
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Most important location to the North Koreans as it serves as a memorial for Kim Il-Sung and his son, Kim Jong-il. Please show respect and listen to your guides as the North Koreans are very sensitive about tourists' behaviour here. As with the Mansudae Grand...More

1  Thank phinfogg
Reviewed 22 April 2017

While the whole experience is weird, the most bizarre part is actually seeing the embalmed bodies of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il. And seeing local women dramatically burst into tears when seeing their leaders.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is the mausoleum of the 'The Eternal President of North Korea Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il'. It was built in 1976, but was at that time the working place of Kim Il-Sung. After he died in 1994 it was converted to a mausoleum. After...More

Thank janao
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I visited on New Years Day which was a very important day as all the Ambassadors came visiting. Some odd rules for visiting like no credit cards or room key cards. There is a huge amount of marble & granite as well as the historical...More

Thank IamBrooksy
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This unfortunately is a must see. The amount of over the top opulence is mind boggling. If you don't mind miles of slow moving people movers and bowing in front of two dead tyrants, then this is a great site

2  Thank Shawn W
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This was the highlight of my entire visit to North Korea. The importance of this place to the Korean people cannot be underestimated. Its difficult to explain what you see inside this palace and without the chance to take photos the fact there is a...More

Thank Gavin S
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is certainly the most incredible place you will visit during your tour! Though rules seem to be more cool and less restrictive towards foreign visitors, you still have to be well-dressed to "have the chance" to visit this Memorial Palace. So, if you are...More

1  Thank incahueca
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Words can not describe the experience of going to the memorial palace, all I can see is that you have to go to his amazing surreal place.

Thank Ziggy28104
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, blew our minds. It is completely over the top but really helps you understand the mindset of the Korean people. It is not all an act - this is real and it is their lives. I will never forget...More

Thank Kerrie J
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Make sure you dress smart, or you won't be let in! Viewing the two great leaders lying in state gives you a real insight into the hold they have over the people of the DPRK.

Thank ChrysT717
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