Mansudae Art Studio

Gallery in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng

Established in Pyongyang in 1959 is this intriguing gallery that exhibits painters and sculptors from North Korea. It also sells various collectibles from the DPRK, such as propaganda magazines and postcards. Out front is a replica of the Chollima Statue, a socialist realist monument topped by a flying Pegasus, which was designed by Mansudae Art Studio.

Interestingly, the gallery (including its original branch in Pyongyang) is responsible for all the socialist realism sculpture found in North Korea, and are the only artists permitted to create imagery of Kim Il Sun and Kim Jong-Il.