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This is the site where the leader lived before he was the leader so all the people go to stare in... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2018
LynsFrostee
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London, United Kingdom
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Not Very Interesting But They will Always take You Here

This is where Kim Il Sung, founding father of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (and... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2018
Saricie_Q
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Taipei, Taiwan
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May 20, 2018
“History stuff”
Jan 10, 2018
“Not Very Interesting But They will Always take You Here”
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Hordes of tourists visiting when we were here. It did not feel very genuine I must say. All reconstructed.

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

This is the site where the leader lived before he was the leader so all the people go to stare in awe at his humble beginnings. It’s pretty small and as with most DPRK landmarks the guide will tell you of the greatness for quite...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

This is where Kim Il Sung, founding father of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (and grandfather of current president Kim Jung Un), was born and raised. Considering that Kim Il Sung has God-like following in DPRK, this place is like a "holy site" in the...More

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Reviewed November 17, 2017

What I liked about this was the local guide and the interaction with my guide. My guide must have been here dozens of times but she still faithfully translated everything. "This is a noodle maker", "This is a clay pot" Fascinating stuff ! Its really...More

Thank James H
Reviewed November 4, 2017

This is the house where Kim Il Sung lived as a child and it is now in the middle of a rather nice park. The house and the artefacts within are nothing much and is probably of interest only to devout locals. A local guide...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

Located a bit on the periphery of Pyongyang, the birthplace of Kim Il Sung is appropriately nestled in what appeared to be a large estate specifically reserved for that single purpose. After parking in a common lot, my guides brought me on a fifteen minute...More

Thank midway42
Reviewed September 15, 2017

This is supposedly the birthplace of President Kim Il-sung. That being said, it looks brand new and the main purpose of the place seems to be to reinforce that he came from a poor farming family before leaving home aged 12 or 14 (I heard...More

Thank gaijinguyinjapan
Reviewed July 30, 2017

The walk thru the park to get to the residence is quite and lovely until you arrive at the Residence, where 1000's of school kids are around walking past the exhibit, obviously a very important site for Koreans to see,, not so much for us,...More

Thank David M
Reviewed July 19, 2017

When one is in the PDRK, you are always with a minder who tells you about where you are going and the facts from their indoctrination. It is always interesting to hear their side of the facts. With this in mind, this attraction in PDRK...More

Thank DSWright
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Interesting to listen to the guide talk about Kim Il Sung, but the whole thing feels a little contrived and fake.

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