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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  • The trip was interesting but wasn't as hyped up as I thought. We waited for 20 minutes in the waiting area. There were some books about the palace itself. When it was time to go, I have to work in a l...  more »
  • I red a few reviewes written by others, and I agree with them. This is likely must see attraction as it is very telling about the N.Korean people. To say that the locals consider this place highly is ...  more »
  • 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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