Mangyongdae Children's Palace
Lonely Planet review for Mangyongdae Children's Palace
This centre for extra-curricular activity - from martial arts to the playing of traditional instruments - makes for a great visit. Note the model of a 'North Korean' space shuttle at the entrance, a replica of the Soviet Buran. The palace visit will include displays of incredibly talented martial artists, gymnasts and musicians, all beaming at you as they perform. The tour usually culminates in the huge main auditorium with a stellar display of fantastically regimented youth.
The grand finale is usually a loyalty song to Kim Jong Il.