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Geumsusan Memorial Palace, Pyongyang

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 50 reviews on the web
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. For Geumsusan Memorial Palace and beyond, use our Pyongyang travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Pyongyang vacation.
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  • The Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, blew our minds. It is completely over the top but really helps you understand the mindset of the Korean people. It is not all an act - this is real and it is their live...  read more »
  • Beautiful megalomaniac complex. You're going in a long queue first by all sorts of course with graphics and stuff ut the life of Kim Il Sung. Itself on foot or ee rolling sidewalk. At his embalmed body in a dark room with red light showing the obligatory prostrations, then a room of awards. Then to the floor and the same set up for Kim Jung Il. A must! Too bad you can not take pictures
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  • Make sure you dress smart, or you won't be let in! Viewing the two great leaders lying in state gives you a real insight into the hold they have over the people of the DPRK. 
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