Shopping

Department Store in Pyongyang

Kwangbok Department Store

Notable as the venue for Kim Jong-il's final public appearance, this multi-storey department store stocks a good range of mostly imported goods, but also a good amount of local produce. You can roam freely inside, c…
Books in Pyongyang

Foreign Language Bookshop

The best-stocked bookshop in the city, this place is nearly always visited by groups, who can choose from a vast range of North Korean books, including the complete works of all three Kims in various volumes, leafle…
Art in Pyongyang

Mansudae Art Studio

Art is another popular purchase in Pyongyang. Mansudae is a centralised art studio employing thousands of painters, embroiderers and sculptors. There’s a large selection of socialist-realist art available for sale, …
Gifts & Souvenirs in Pyongyang

Korea Stamp

Next door to the Koryo Hotel is Korea Stamp, a good place to buy North Korean stamps, which are generally spectacular propaganda pieces. T-shirts and postcards are also on sale.
Department Store in Pyongyang

Ragwon Department Store

A department store full of imported goods that's popular with the Pyongyang elite. On the top floor there's a Japanese restaurant run by Kenji Fujimoto, Kim Jong-il's former personal chef.