Top things to do in Kaesong

Top Choice Tomb in Kaesong

Tomb of King Kongmin

The 31st Koryo king, Kongmin reigned between 1352 and 1374 and his tomb is the best preserved and most elaborate in the country. It is richly decorated with traditional granite facing and statuary, including sheep s…
Area in Kaesong

The DMZ

The sad sight of a divided nation remains one of the most poignant aspects of any trip to North Korea. Even if you're just in North Korea for a couple of days, almost every tour includes a trip to the DMZ. Seeing th…
Museum in Kaesong

Songgyungwan Neo-Confucian College

This well-preserved college, originally built in AD 992 and rebuilt after being destroyed in the 1592 Japanese invasion, today hosts the Koryo Museum, which contains celadon pottery and other Buddhist relics. The bu…
Monument in Kaesong

Songin Monument

This monument honours neo-Confucian hero Chong Mong-ju, who was killed on the Sonjuk Bridge. He is known as a symbol of loyalty in North Korea, and was killed by an assassin arranged by Ryi Song Gye, the principal f…
Bridge in Kaesong

Sonjuk Bridge

A tiny clapper bridge in Kaesong's old town, Sonjuk Bridge dates from 1290 and is famous as the assassination site of statesman Jeong Mong-ju in 1392, which heralded the end of the Koryo dynasty. A brown mark on one…
Hill in Kaesong

Chanamsan

The largest hill in Kaesong is unsurprisingly topped by two giant statues of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il. Groups often walk up here to pay their respects to the leaders and for the great city views.
Gate in Kaesong

Nammun

The Nammun, the southern gate to the old walled city, dates from the 14th century and houses an old Buddhist bell. It was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 2013.
Historic Building in Kaesong

Sungyang Seowon

This Confucian academy was declared one of the city's Unesco World Heritage sites in 2013.
Museum in Kaesong

Koryo Museum

Contains a collection of celadon pottery and other Buddhist relics.