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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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  • For the North Koreans, this palazzo del sole is absolutely sacred. The formal gown is a must. Tie for men with dress shoes and dress, preferably with at least knee-length skirt and high-heeled shoes for women. Dark colors, blue and Brown are preferable. For details, refer to other reviews, so they're all the same. Photos permitted only in the outer courtyard.
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  • This was the highlight of my entire visit to North Korea. The importance of this place to the Korean people cannot be underestimated. Its difficult to explain what you see inside this palace and witho...  more »
  • This is certainly the most incredible place you will visit during your tour! Though rules seem to be more cool and less restrictive towards foreign visitors, you still have to be well-dressed to "have...  more »