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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. For Geumsusan Memorial Palace and beyond, use our Pyongyang travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Pyongyang vacation.
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  • This is the mausoleum of the 'The Eternal President of North Korea Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il'. It was built in 1976, but was at that time the working place of Kim Il-Sung. After he died in 1994 it w...  more »
  • I visited on New Years Day which was a very important day as all the Ambassadors came visiting. Some odd rules for visiting like no credit cards or room key cards. There is a huge amount of marble & g...  more »
  • This unfortunately is a must see. The amount of over the top opulence is mind boggling. If you don't mind miles of slow moving people movers and bowing in front of two dead tyrants, then this is a gre...  more »