Geumsusan Memorial Palace, Pyongyang

4.4
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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  • We were very fortunate to be able to tour. It was an interesting experience and a “holy” site for the Koreans. It is very tightly controlled and scripted and formal attire highly recommended so that o...  more »
  • a magnificent palace now turned into a memorial cum museum. a truly educational and solemn experience walking through from hall to hall. no idea how the two great leaders are revered unless being pres...  more »
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