Attractions

Architecture in Pyongyang

Pyongyang Metro

Visiting the impressive Pyongyang metro is definitely a highlight of the capital. The network, which is made up of two lines, has a simultaneous function as a nuclear bunker in the event of the long-awaited American…
Square in Pyongyang

Kim Il-sung Square

Pyongyang’s central square is where North Korea’s massive military parades normally take place. The plaza is ringed by austere-looking buildings: most impressive of these is the Grand People’s Study House, the count…
Tomb in Pyongyang

Tomb of Tan'gun

History continues to evolve in North Korea, with new 'revolutionary discoveries' being made every year. While the government announced in 1993 that its archaeologists had discovered the tomb of Tan'gun, the founder …
Area in Pyongyang

Mangyongdae

Located 8km from the centre of Pyongyang, Mangyongdae has long been a destination for day trippers from the capital, due to its idyllic setting amid the gentle hills where the Sunhwa River flows into the Taedong. Th…
Monument in Pyongyang

Mansudae Grand Monument

Every itinerary features this larger-than-life bronze statue of the Great Leader, to which a statue of Kim Jong-il in his trademark parka was added in 2012 following the Dear Leader’s death. The first statue was unv…
Monument in Pyongyang

Kumsusan Memorial Palace of the Sun

Kim Il-sung’s residence during his lifetime, the Kumsusan Palace remained so after his death. North Koreans come here en masse to pay their respects to Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, both of whom now lie embalmed in g…
Film Location in Pyongyang

Pyongyang Film Studios

Several films a year are still churned out by the country’s main film studios in the suburbs of Pyongyang. Like most things North Korean, the two main focuses are the anti-Japanese struggle and the anti-American war…
Museum in Pyongyang

Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum

Perhaps the best museum in Pyongyang, this mouthful of an institution opened its new home in 2013 to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. Outside you'll see war-damaged tanks, weapons and aircraft…
Monument in Pyongyang

Triumphal Arch

Your guides will tell you with barely concealed glee that the Triumphal Arch is 6m higher than its cousin in Paris, making it the largest of its kind in the world. The arch marks the site where Kim Il-sung first add…
Museum in Pyongyang

Three Revolutions Exhibition

A surreal, enormous exhibition complex, North Korea’s answer to Florida’s Epcot theme park details the ‘three revolutions’ Kim Il-sung brought about in postwar Korea: ideological, technical and cultural. The six hal…