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Kaesong

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Kaesŏng (개성, 開城) is a city in North Korea, near the DMZ and the South Korean border.

Understand

Kaesong is a small city and former capital of Koryo Dynasty (918 A.D. - 1392 A.D.).

Get in

Get around

See

Ancient temples and Koryo rulers' tombs.

Do

Buy

Souvenirs such as ginseng, DPRK stamps, books written by Kim Il Sung and Kim Jung Il, and Korean handicrafts are available, and not expensive. Such stores accept US dollar, Euro and Chinese Renminbi Yuan.

Eat

Drink

Sleep

The majority of visitors are placed in the Kaesong Folk Hotel, which comprises traditional Korean houses and courtyards converted into a hotel. It has a small souvenirshop and restaurant. If you're not part of a tour group you might have the hotel all to yourself. It is located just a few blocks away from the Nam Gate.

Get out

  • Panmunjom — the surreal truce village on the border of North and South Korea

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