Tomb of King Kongmin, Kaesong

3.4
#4 of 7 in Historic Sites in North Korea
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. Plan to visit Tomb of King Kongmin during your Kaesong vacation using our convenient Kaesong vacation generator.
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  • September 30, 2016
    A nice bit of ancient history and nothing about the Kims (which is a welcome relief). Make sure your guide tells you the "Oh My" story  more »
  • May 14, 2016
    At this place there is no propaganda and nothing about any of the Kims and that alone makes it worthwhile. It is a peaceful well presented sight  more »
  • October 7, 2015
    Nice place with beautiful natural surroundings. A good guide will tell you about the history of the tombs.  more »
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  • June 11, 2017
    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.
  • May 15, 2017
    A truly amazing place but all the death and nukes and stuff kind of brought down the hype feeling. Also being an American the constant death threats were not ideal. Still great place though!
  • May 17, 2017
    I'm pretty sure most of the korean people there are spies and i think there are cameras in the bathroom. Other then that really pretty place.
  • April 21, 2017
    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, as Justin knows, I don't do drama, I do the moma... NKrea- Leave'em britches alone.
  • February 19, 2017
    Beautiful setting in the mountains near Kaesong and one of the best preserved royal tombs in North Korea. Likely to receive UNESCO status in the future.

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