Mangyongdae Children's Palace
The closest North Korea has to a Kim Il Sung Disney World is the suburb of Mangyongdae, one of the many cottage industries created by...
To relax after the relentless propaganda, the Mangyongdae Funfair is a pleasant oasis built around the base of Song Hill, where you can...
Mangyongdae Revolutionary Museum
The Mangyongdae Revolutionary Museum, located near Kim Il Sung's Birthplace, continues the theme of the Great Leader's childhood and...
The nature of visiting North Korea is that the most mundane everyday things become instantly fascinating. Given that contact with locals...
Lonely Planet review
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.