Three Revolutions Exhibition
Kumsusan Sun Memorial Palace
Kim Il-sung’s residence during his lifetime, the Kumsusan Palace remains so in death. At the time of writing the embalmed corpse of Kim...
Pyongyang Film Studios
Several films a year are still churned out by the country’s main film studios in the suburbs of Pyongyang. Kim Il-sung visited the...
Your guides will tell you with barely concealed glee that the Triumphal Arch is 3m higher than its cousin in Paris, making it the...
Cinema, theatre and opera trips are possible (although rare), and while films, operas or plays aren't likely to be of a particularly...
The TV Tower has a great restaurant at the top with some breath-taking views over the city. It's a popular lunchtime stop.
Three Revolutions Exhibition information
A surreal, enormous exhibition complex, this is North Korea’s answer to Florida’s Epcot theme park. The sprawling site details the ‘three revolutions’ Kim Il-sung brought about in postwar Korea: ideological, technical and cultural. The six halls detail advances across the board in electronics, heavy industry, light industry, agriculture and technology (advances appear to be fairly slim, though, with all the technical exhibits looking more like a display of antiques) . The world’s weirdest planetarium can be found within the electronics industry hall, which looks like a silver rendering of Saturn. There’s also an interesting outdoor display of vehicles produced in North Korea.