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  • Kijong-dong Village - from the Joint Security Area
    Kijong-dong Village - from the Joint...
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  • Watching me --- look closely
    Watching me --- look closely
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  • Nth Korean Flagpole in DMZ - Bigger than SK's :-)
    Nth Korean Flagpole in DMZ - Bigger than...
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  • Koryo Museum

    Kaesong Things to Do

    This large complex of buildings (currently nearly 20) originally dates from 992 when the site housed the Taemyon Palace which later became an imperial guesthouse and then the Bureau for Confucian Doctrines. In 1089 it became ‘the Kakjagam’ or highest centre of learning in Kaesong for those seeking to enter the civil service. Children of the...

  • Tomb of King Kongmin

    Kaesong Things to Do

    Although North Korea is an ancient country with roots going back 4000 years tourists have very little opportunity to see or hear about anything pre-dating the Japanese occupation of the country in the late 19th century. Visits to North Korea focus on the iconography of the modern age, monuments and museums perpetuating the cult of personality of...

  • Royal Pansanggi Banquet

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    Having been a royal capital for over 500 years, Kaesong has a highly developed cuisine with a presentation style fit for royalty.Our meal at the Kaesonng Folk Custom Hotel was a traditional Royal Pansanggi banquet consisting of numerous dishes each presented in a small metal bowl. While my first picture shows 11 dishes per person, additional dishes...



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  • ..and having writ, moves on....

    P'anmunjom-ni Things to Do

    Our guides in the DMZ were keen to point out the monument bearing the autograph of Great Leader Kim il Sung, said to be a replica of that on the very last document endorsed by the great man on 7 July 1994, the day before his death. It was one of the first things we saw after exiting our bus in the carpark, en route to the Panmungak (aka The White...

  • Dining in the DMZ

    P'anmunjom-ni Restaurants

    Typically when I travel I am very conscious of exactly where I am. This, of course, is related to the fact that I have to work out how to get to where I am and how to get away. I generally don’t go on tours but in North Korea there is no option. Here one has no say where one is brought, what one sees and where one eats so one tends to switch off...

  • Little Flags and Naughty Soldiers

    P'anmunjom-ni Things to Do

    On your visit to the DMZ from either side of the border you cannot fail to notice two massive flagpoles and flags, one North Korean and the other South Korean. I have written a separate review on these flags -Mine is bigger than yours – The Flagpole War . In that review I also mentioned how the Korean War, with the signing of the Armistice...


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