Tomb of King Kongmin, Kaesong

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#3 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. 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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  • I visited the grave of late September. This a very nice copy of Sonnenanbeterin on the stairs I met. Remarkable nature and relaxation in the mountains away from the main road.
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  • After climbing around hundred steps, you have access to this peculiar tomb, whose treasure was stolen by the Japanese.  more »
  • The mausoleum of King Kongmin is one of the twelve separate property components of the Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong. I visited with my posse (two guides and a driver) just after arriving in...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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