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Address: Koto County, Pyongyang 999093, North Korea

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A must see in when in Pyongyang. a grand historical place where you will be impressed by the size and architecture. Full of history and culture from the DPRK. A must visit place.

Reviewed 15 February 2016
Thomas F
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Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

A must see in when in Pyongyang. a grand historical place where you will be impressed by the size and architecture. Full of history and culture from the DPRK. A must visit place.

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New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Another 'must see' place in Pyongyang because it really depicts the personal cult the Kim family has created in the DPRK. The trophy and awards rooms are the most interesting showing all the recognition both leaders received during their lifetime.

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Northern Norway, Norway
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206 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

A fantastic mausoleum devoted t the Kim Family. According to the guards, they still live, the former presidents.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

I have never experienced anything like this before. You have to dress smartly and walk quietly with your hands by your sides whilst you are in there. You leave all your belongings with the cloakroom attendant and have to cross a shoe cleaner and go through a short wind tunnel before you enter. Access is up an escalator and then... More 

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Shanghai
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324 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

If this is the Palace Of The Sun, this is where Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il were laid to rest. There is a lot of protocol and process that must be followed to pay your respects. The palace itself is beautifully kept and the gardens that adorn it are amazing. It was an honor to be allowed to... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Extremely interesting, clean and elegant. But there is a protocol. We got the bowing and the stations for it down pat. The past two departed leaders look like Snow White in her plexiglass box. You've never seen more beautiful lighting and granite. The "treasures" of the leaders are just fascinating, including boats, cars, etc. They sure love their leaders. .... More 

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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2013

A reconstruction of an old tomb with statues and trees. Lovely setting and interesting buildings. Sadly we did not have long to linger.

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

This was the start to the most bizarre day of my life. If you want to see some mummified dictators, this is your opportunity. The added bonus is that the mausoleum is actually heated! The devil is in the detail, did you know that Kim Jong Il died in a train beside his Macbook pro? Probably reading trip advisor reviews!!

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