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Address: Miam-dong, Pyongyang 999093, North Korea

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A place I will never forget visiting

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Gavin S
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 book that can be purchased showing the grandeur of this was then the souvinir of... More 

Thank Gavin S
Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 a man the guides will clearly push you the day before to make sure, you... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Words can not describe the experience of going to the memorial palace, all I can see is that you have to go to his amazing surreal place.

Thank Ziggy28104
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, blew our minds. It is completely over the top but really helps you understand the mindset of the Korean people. It is not all an act - this is real and it is their lives. I will never forget standing on those damn travellators coming out and the scores of women in their hanboks... More 

Thank Kerrie J
Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Make sure you dress smart, or you won't be let in! Viewing the two great leaders lying in state gives you a real insight into the hold they have over the people of the DPRK.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Everything is mindblowing: the patriotic music, the brushes that wipe your shoes before you enter the room with the embalmed bodies of the leaders, the awards and medals and train car...follow your guides' instructions, wear nice clothes, and above all act respectful. If you don't want to bow to statues or the leaders, don't go to the DPRK.

1 Thank SaraRichardsLondon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

A fantastic impressive place...huge and with amazing architecture and history. Very powerful grand place and a must see in Pyongyang.

1 Thank Thomas F
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

As all of the attractions for their leaders this is no exception of being spotless inside and out.. Sadly, no locals can afford to visit as not only have no means of transportation due to lack of infrastructure but no extra cash for such pleasure.. The memorial is adorned with luxury and apart from that extremely boring as just another... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

It's the place where you can pay a respect to the bodies of leaders of DPRK respected Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

Thank Igor_JURISIC
Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Simply impressive! Make sure you oblige to their rules as this is one of their most sacred places. Please do not augh or explicitely look at the mourning people from the DPRK. For them it is more than just the resting place of the leaders. Also the whole collection of their luxury cars and a lot of portraits are exhibited... More 

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