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.
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
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