Geumsusan Memorial Palace, Pyongyang

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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. Plan to visit Geumsusan Memorial Palace and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Pyongyang attractions using our Pyongyang travel route tool .
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  • This is the place where Kim Jung Il and Kim Il Sung, the deceased leaders of North Korea is located. This is not the place for nonsense and nonsense! The North Koreans are watching this space as the most "sacred" of all. If you find on some pranks here you can get in big trouble. It is open to non-military two days a week. Are you going to visit you must dress nice. No jeans or t-shirts with the press. You are being searched at the entrance and are not allowed to bring anything in. It is endless with escalators inside the building that in large part is under the ground. You must bow deeply and correct in the right places in front of the statues and the glassmonteret leaders are located. It is part history there in the form of train Kim Jung Il died in, and the car to Kim Il Sung. It is not allowed to take pictures in there. It is rumored that a tourist had major problems in that he took a gum rather than one of the statues there, and that another had serious trouble when he took the "tulle pictures" of the pictures of the leaders.
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  • Grandiose architecture; atmosphere of sacredness, military organization. And then decorate, marbles, gardens, huge room which houses the mortal remains of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. In the almost unreal silence, from religious function; neat rows and long proceeding for two such a parade. What must think North Korean citizens, whose houses certainly shun any luxury, in the face of so much opulence? That one agrees or not, whether you understand it or not, however also for us Westerners the emotional impact is absolutely inevitable.
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  • The entire system is very large and absolutely maintained. Only the exterior is very nice. Inside can be reached via taxiways in the main house, during the way one is attuned to the main rooms. Everything is very venerable. The local visitors seem deeply impressed with the facility and the occasion. On the grounds, you can see colorful fish from the bridge.
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