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Kaesong in the region of Hwanghae-namdo with it's 338,155 residents is located in North Korea - some 85 mi (or 137 km) South-East of Pyongyang, the country's capital.

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Current time in Kaesong is now 05:58 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Pyongyang" with an UTC offset of 9 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Daejeon, Daegu, Seoul, Busan, Gwangju or Shenyang. While being here, make sure to check out Yosok-tong, Yongdum-dong, Togam-dong, T'aep'yong-dong, T'aejorung-dong and Wollo-gol as well. We discovered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Kaesong October 13 2008 Monday The_wa...

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View of Kaesong City

00:33 min ( March 17, 2008 by asianlaw)
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View of Kaesong (Gaesong) City, DPRK from Janamsan Hotel. This movie contains a lot of bicycles and commuter bus from Gaesong Industrial Area

A drive in Kaesong Industrial Area

01:08 min ( March 18, 2008 by asianlaw)
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A view inside of Kaesong (Gaesung) Industrial Area, Kaesong, DPRK

One Minute on the Roads of North Korea: ...

01:00 min ( February 16, 2012 by BoardsOfKorea)
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One Minute on the Roads of DPRK (North Korea): Kaesong Streets of Kaesong, population 30. View from Thongil Street and Chongnyon Street (0:01) and from the highway connecting Pyongyang to Kaesong (0...

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Interesting facts about this location


Kaesŏng is a city in North Hwanghae Province, southern North Korea (DPRK), a former Directly Governed City, and the capital of Korea during the Koryo Dynasty. The city is near Kaesŏng Industrial Region close to the border with South Korea and contains the remains of the Manwoldae palace. Called Songdo while it was the ancient capital of Koryo, the city prospered as a trade center that produced Korean ginseng. Kaesŏng now functions as the DPRK's light industry centre.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 37.97, 126.55 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Cities in North Hwanghae, Former national capitals, Kaesong

Western Kaesong Park

Western Kaesong Park is a multi-use stadium in Kaesong, North Korea. It is currently used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Kaesong Power. The stadium holds 12,000 people.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 37.97, 126.55 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Football venues in North Korea, Sports venues in North Korea

Koryo Songgyungwan University

Koryo Songgyungwan University or University of Light Industry (고려 성균관 대학교) is an educational institution in North Korean city of Kaesong. The university was founded in 992 with the name Gukjagam. It was renamed Seonggyungam in 1298 and Seonggyungwan in 1308.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 37.97, 126.55 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:990s architecture, 992 establishments, Educational institutions established in the 10th century, Universities in North Korea


Ryŏngt'ong-sa is a Korean Buddhist temple located on Mt. Ogwan in Kaesŏng, North Korea.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 37.97, 126.55 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Buddhist temples in North Korea, Kaesong, National Treasures of North Korea

Kaesong Industrial Region

Kaesŏng Industrial Region is a special administrative industrial region of North Korea. It was formed in 2002 from part of Kaesŏng Directly Governed City. On 3 April 2013, the DPRK blocked access to the region, to all South Korean citizens, as political tensions between the two nations rose.

More reading: Kaesong Industrial Region homepage
Located at 37.97, 126.55 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Directly Governed Cities and Special Administrative Regions of North Korea, Economy of North Korea, Kaesong