Geumsusan Memorial Palace, Pyongyang

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
See remains of Kim-sung II, and Kim Jong-il at Geumsusan Memorial Palace, with exhibitions dedicated to them. You're greeted with 3-D portraits of the leaders upon entering, surrounded by marble columns. In other rooms feature figures of people grieving along with a soundtrack of their wails. The site showcases Kim II-sung's awards and possessions and features photographs of him meeting other leaders. At the end of the tour, a transparent crystal sarcophagi holds the embalmed body of Kim II-sung. Visitors must bow at his feet. Upon arrival to the mausoleum, you must leave all of your belongings, except your wallet. Photos are forbidden, and you can only visit it on an official government tour. Plan to visit Geumsusan Memorial Palace and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Pyongyang attractions using our Pyongyang travel route tool.
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  • The way to the palace is very very long, but I got to admit it was worth it. I was in Beijing a few days before and wanted to see the Mausoleum of Mao. Even though we were there very early in the...  more »
  • I can't imagine a more reverential monument to a nation's founders, memory, honor, and pride. Dignified and fascinating.  more »
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