Kaesong, North Korea: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Kaesong, North Korea? If you're planning to go to Kaesong, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Kaesong, North Korea

Based on the climate and weather in Kaesong, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Kaesong, North Korea

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kaesong, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Kaesong, North Korea by month

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January

January in this region is frigid. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Koryo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Pakyon Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

February

If you are traveling to Kaesong in February, you will notice that it is frigid. Expect it to rain occasionally and snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Koryo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Pakyon Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

March

Traveling to Kaesong in March, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Koryo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Pakyon Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

April

In April, Kaesong is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and once in a while jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Kaesong, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Koryo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Pakyon Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

May

In May, Kaesong is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kaesong, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Koryo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Pakyon Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

June

In June, Kaesong is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kaesong, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Koryo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Pakyon Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

July

If you visit Kaesong during July, you are likely to notice that it is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Koryo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Pakyon Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

August

If you visit Kaesong during August, you will probably see that it is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Koryo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Pakyon Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

September

If you vacation in Kaesong during September, you are likely to find that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Koryo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Pakyon Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

October

October in Kaesong is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Koryo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Pakyon Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

November

November in Kaesong is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Koryo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Pakyon Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

December

In December, Kaesong is frosty. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Kaesong, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Koryo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Pakyon Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Activities for Kaesong, North Korea

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Kaesong.

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