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Located in the middle of Korea, Kaesong was the capital of Koryo, first unified state of Korea in the middle ages, existed for about 500 years.
Now it sits on the Military Demarcation Line, implying tragic division of the nation. It is also the home of Koryo Insam (ginseng).
Preserved here are many historical remains and relics of Koryo dynasty. A number of historical sites in Kaesong, DPRK, were named UNESCO World Heritage sites in the 37th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee held in June 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Historical remains in Kaesong city


Kaesong Namdae Gate, the south gate of the inner wall of the Kaesong Fortress and the Nulli Gate

 

 

Taehungsan Fort, one of the fortresses to defend the Kaesong Fortress, and its north gate.

 

 

Mausoleum of King Wang Kon.

 

 

Mausoleum of King Kongmin

 

 

Songgyungwan Academy

 

 

The Pagyon Falls and the Pomsa Pavilion

 

 

Remains exhibited in the Koryo Museum

 

 

The Kaesong Chomsongdae Observatory - As a valuable cultural heritage in the period of Koryo, it contributed to the development of astronomy in those days.

 

 

The Ryongthong Temple

 

 

The Kwanum Temple and the Taehung Temple

 

 

The Anhwa Temple

 

 

Bell in the Yonbok Temple and supports of the Hyonhwa Temple

 

 

Seven-storeyed pagoda of the Hyonhwa Temple, tower of the Hungguk Temple and five-storeyed pagoda of the Pulil Temple

 

 

Stone lantern of the Kaeguk Temple, stupa of the Wonthong Temple, stupa of the Hwajang Temple, and stupa of the Ryongthong Temple

 

 

Sonjuk Bridge and remains of stone bridge of the Hyonhwa Temple

 

 

Portrait of Rim Kkok Jong

 

 

Part of the folk street lined with Korean-style houses