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Geumsusan Memorial Palace

Miam-dong, Pyongyang 999093, North Korea
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Not on a must do list in North Korea

The trip was interesting but wasn't as hyped up as I thought. We waited for 20 minutes in the... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Singapore, Singapore
Unlike any other mausoleum

I red a few reviewes written by others, and I agree with them. This is likely must see attraction... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
New York City, New York
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Miam-dong, Pyongyang 999093, North Korea
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

The trip was interesting but wasn't as hyped up as I thought. We waited for 20 minutes in the waiting area. There were some books about the palace itself. When it was time to go, I have to work in a line of three (myself...More

Thank terlunche
Reviewed 11 December 2017

I red a few reviewes written by others, and I agree with them. This is likely must see attraction as it is very telling about the N.Korean people. To say that the locals consider this place highly is an understatement. This is the place of...More

Thank dajanacesic
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 5 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 21 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
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29 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