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Address: Miam-dong, Pyongyang 999093, North Korea

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A unique place

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
IamBrooksy
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 items of the two leaders. It was immaculate and an experience I'll never forget

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Denver
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 book that can be purchased showing the grandeur of this was then the souvinir of... More 

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Thank Gavin S
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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 

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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