Kaesong (Western Part)
Situated in the mid-western part of Korea, 160 km south of Pyongyang,
Kaesong is a beautiful city with a long history. It was the old capital of
Koryo (918-1392), the first unified state of Korea, for nearly 500
years. The town is on the Military Demarcation Line which divides the
Korean peninsula into two parts, drawn by foreign forces.
Kaesong is also home to Koryo Insam, a world-famous medicinal herb.
The area of Kaesong is a singular tourist destination. In the area
there are Panmunjom and concrete wall as well as many places of
historical interest and scenic spots. Visits to them will offer a
glimpse of the time-honoured history and developed culture of Korea
and the tragedy of the divided Korean nation.
In Juche 102 (2013), 12 historical relics and remains in Kaesong were
registered as the World Heritage Sites.
You can visit Kaesong by train or by car and it is better to travel
along the Pyongyang-Kaesong highway. Halfway between Pyongyang and
Kaesong there is Sugok Tea House for travelers and a few tunnels
further on, you can see fossil footprints of a dinosaur 180 million