Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery
Mt. Taesong, Pyongyang, North Korea
Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery Pyongyang Reviews
Cemetery on Mt. Taesong May 02, 2010
Originally build in 1875, the site was rebuilt and made bigger in 1985. The cemetery houses the remains of young revolutionaries who fought for independence against the japanese occupation of Korea.
We entered the cemetery and the first thing we had to do was to lay flowers at the monument at the beginning of the cemetery. As a group, we bought flowers and one of the members placed it next to the other flowers, while we had to pay our respect to those who lost their lives during and after the fight for independence.
Then the guide took us through the cemetery, showing as various graves & busts and telling us who lay there. I was surprised to see the ages of those who died. Many were still so young, most in their 20's or 30's.
On top of the hill, lay those who were the closest to Kim Il Sung, family members and in the middle his first wife, Kim Jong Suk.
Again we had to pay our respects to her, by forming a line and either bow or stand there silently. We didn't need to lay flowers this time though.
As all the visits to the various sites were included in the tour, it was unknown to me about the costs. That's why I made them free.
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