AddressYanggakdo PyongyangSee nearby area
- 02 381 2931
- 02 381 2930
- 02 381 2134
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Lonely Planet review
This is where most tour groups stay, a massive mid-‘90s tower on its own island right in the middle of Pyongyang. The rooms are already showing their age but they are spacious and comfortable, with great views over the city from most. As well as a pool and sauna, there are numerous restaurants, a microbrewery, a bowling alley, a golf course, a billiards lounge, a karaoke lounge, several shops, a casino and a (rarely open) foreigners-only disco. One advantage of the Yanggakdo is that you can wander around outside without your guides as the grounds are so large, something you aren’t able to do in other hotels in Pyongyang.
Our independent authors have visited Yanggakdo Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in North Korea.
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