Koryo Museum, Kaesong

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See over 1,000 relics and artifacts at Koryo Museum, which depicts the traditions and culture during Koryo dynasty rule. Once a Confucian educational school, the museum now offers exhibitions showing former buildings on the grounds and highlighting its architectural style through Korean history. Take a stroll around the spacious park with ancient trees, which surrounds the hut-like houses and small monuments. See the coffin of King Kongmin, which--though damaged--still features murals on the side. Because of its significant history, couples visit the site on their wedding day. Guides assist in translation of Korean documents. The site also includes a gift shop, which offers postcards, stamps, and other items. Arrange your visit to Koryo Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kaesong using our Kaesong day trip planning tool .
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  • If I remember correctly, this is actually a part of Sungkyunkwan University UNESCO heritage site (which is listed as a separate attraction on TripAdvisor.com for Kaesong City). All the tours to DMZ (D...  more »
  • It sure is interesting; a place where you try to collect the few remains of the history of Korea and above all a place where politics pervades the environment as elsewhere. Some pieces look lovely but overall the Museum exhibition is rather modest.
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  • 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 ...  more »

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