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Castle at Hwajinpo (Villa of Kim Ilsung) (화진포의 성(김일성별장))

  • Castle at Hwajinpo (Villa of Kim Ilsung) (화진포의 성(김일성별장))
  • Castle at Hwajinpo (Villa of Kim Ilsung) (화진포의 성(김일성별장))
  • Castle at Hwajinpo (Villa of Kim Ilsung) (화진포의 성(김일성별장))
  • Castle at Hwajinpo (Villa of Kim Ilsung) (화진포의 성(김일성별장))
  • Castle at Hwajinpo (Villa of Kim Ilsung) (화진포의 성(김일성별장))
  • Castle at Hwajinpo (Villa of Kim Ilsung) (화진포의 성(김일성별장))
  • Castle at Hwajinpo (Villa of Kim Ilsung) (화진포의 성(김일성별장))
Address
280, Hwajinpo-gil, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do
강원도 고성군 거진읍 화진포길 280 (거진읍)
Type
DMZ Tours
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-680-3677
Homepage
tour.gwgs.go.kr/ (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
  • Information
    Introduction
    The villa of Kim Ilsung, former leader of North Korea, is perhaps better known as the Castle of Hwajinpo, for its fortress-like exterior. The villa was used as a summer house not only by the Kim family, but also by high-level members of the Communist Party from 1948 to 1950.

    The interior of the castle keeps history alive through a set-up of personal items and materials used by the Kim family. There is one photo in particular of a young Kim Jongil standing at the foot of the stairs that brings a sense of intimacy to this secretive family.

    Opening date
    July 1999

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Operating Hours
    09:00-17:00 (Winter season 09:00-16:30)

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    [Hwajinpo History & Security Museum]
    Individuals: Adults 3,000 won / Teenagerss 2,300 won / Children 2,300 won
    Groups: Adults 2,300 won / Teenagerss 1,600 won / Children 1,600 won

    * Group: 30 people or more
    * Admission includes Villa of Rhee Syngman, Villa of Lee Ki-poong, Castle of Hwajinpo (Villa of Kim Ilsung) & Ecology Museum
    * Free admission to seniors (ages 65 and older)


    Restrooms
    Available at parking lot

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Designated restroom & parking, wheelchair rental

    Parking Fees
    Free

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Available - English, Japanese, Chinese (Advanced reservation required at Hwajinpo Tourist Information Center)

    Pets
    Not permitted

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