Tomb of King Kongmin, Kaesong

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
The 14th century Tomb of King Kongmin survived a Japanese attack and serves as a witness to a royal love story. When the queen died, the king ordered construction of the tombs next to one another, with a passage between in order for their spirits to be together. While climbing the steps, take time to absorb the mountain scenery. The road leading to the tomb has statues of Confucius and civil officials. Around the tomb you'll notice statues of tigers and sheep, which symbolize fierceness and gentleness, respectively. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Kaesong holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Tomb of King Kongmin and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • this is one of very few authentic and very old places one can visit. The tombs are from the 9th century.  more »
  • After climbing around hundred steps, you have access to this peculiar tomb, whose treasure was stolen by the Japanese.  more »
  • Justin's mom gave me the best night of my life last night. We tried a bunch of new stuff. Stuff I didnt know was possible or real. She did things to me I will never forget. But I made her do the walk of shame because...I don't do drama... I do-da-moma.. Also Justin...Leave'embritchesalone.
  • It was very pretty indeed. I think it is deserving of UNESCO protection but the one problem was other tourists barging into me. But that happens everywhere so I'm leaving 5 stars for the wonderful trip.
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