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Geumsusan Memorial Palace

Miam-dong, Pyongyang 999093, North Korea
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Even if you might not agree with the politics. It´s a very scared place, and you should behave... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Ana L
Boliden, Sweden
The Peculiarities of the Cult of Personality.

Originally the official residence of Kim Il Sung and named the Kumsusan Assembly Hall, this... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
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Miam-dong, Pyongyang 999093, North Korea
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Even if you might not agree with the politics. It´s a very scared place, and you should behave accordignly. It is not necessary a dress or suit with tie, but is appreciated. Jeans/shirts and sneakers are not allowed. Cameras and phones have to be left...More

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Originally the official residence of Kim Il Sung and named the Kumsusan Assembly Hall, this building and the surrounding grounds were converted into their current state after his death in 1994 by the President’s son, Kim Jong Il. Foreign tourists are allowed to only visit...More

Thank midway42
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The huge distances covered by the travelators is impressive. The over the top security. You can't have anything personal, no cameras, phones, digital watches and even sunglasses. Inside is impressive and you are whisked from one room to another to look at all the honorary...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

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 about tourists' behaviour here. As with the Mansudae Grand...More

1  Thank phinfogg
Reviewed 22 April 2017

While the whole experience is weird, the most bizarre part is actually seeing the embalmed bodies of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il. And seeing local women dramatically burst into tears when seeing their leaders.

1  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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 was converted to a mausoleum. After...More

Thank janao
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 & granite as well as the historical...More

Thank IamBrooksy
Reviewed 10 January 2017

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 great site

2  Thank Shawn W
Reviewed 5 December 2016

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 without the chance to take photos the fact there is a...More

1  Thank Gavin S
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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 the chance" to visit this Memorial Palace. So, if you are...More

2  Thank incahueca
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30 July 2017|
Response from Mike G | Reviewed this property |
It would really be nice to have at least a button down shirt and some pants that are nicer than jeans. You can probably get away with a polo shirt and very nice jeans, but it's not respectful. And this is a country where... More