Located in the middle of Korea, Kaesong was the capital of Koryo, first unified state of Korea in the midde 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 Koryo Insam (ginseng) and its products
Insam(ginseng) was used from old times in Korea. Wild insam cultivated in Koryo dynasty was called insam, distinctive from sansam (wild insam). It was cultivated in several areas but the soil, water and weather conditions of Kaesong were most favourable, thus it had biggest and most efficacious insam. From then on Kaesong Koryo Insam has been wide known. It does wonders for exciting the central nervous system, energy and fatigue. It functions anti-radioactivity and anti-cancer, so its medical sphere has been wider than before.