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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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  • Most important location to the North Koreans as it serves as a memorial for Kim Il-Sung and his son, Kim Jong-il. Please show respect and listen to your guides as the North Koreans are very sensitive ...  more »
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  • Certainly this visit will remain indelibly in memory elegant dresses, men in suits military Rigor walk the line kilometre after kilometre Marbles embalmed corpses Everywhere inside a glass case to enter this function required step from a shower head that shoots off the dust Bow Bow and Bow
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