North Korea 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 translated into half a dozen languages, including the complete works of al…
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.