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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  • September 26, 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.  more »
  • September 24, 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 w...  more »
  • August 27, 2017
    Interesting step back in time to learn about the history of Goryeo. Helps if you have a knowledgable guide that can translate well  more »

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