Pyongyang is the capital of the DPRK. It is the center of politics, economy, culture and tourism. It is situated in the southwest of central Korea. Rows of mountains and low hills extend like a folding screen. The clear water of Taedong River meanders the capital.
Pyongyang has been called Ryugyong or Ryuyong meaning a splendid place full of willows and flowers, thus it gave the name of “a city in a park”. Its has 58 square meters of a green belt per citizen. It becomes the cradle of flowers and birds.
Mansudae Grand Monument
It is situated in the city center. The bronze statue of President Kim Il Sung stands in the center, a grand mosaic mural at the back and two towers are each 22.8m high and composed of 229 figures. The figures in the towers are 5m high.
Grand People’s Study House
It is a magnificent building in traditional style situated on the Namsan Hill in the city center. Its name means it is a big library for the entire people. The 10 story house occupies a total floor space of about 10 hectars with the height of 63.56m. It has 20 reading rooms and 21 lecture rooms accommodating 10,000 persons a day.
Ryukyung Chung Ju Yung Gymnasium
The gymnasium was established to cherish the memory of honorary chairman Chung Ju Yung’s firm will who had left a big footmarks on Inter-Korean interchange and cooperation. It is a representative symbol of Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation being combining the technology of Hyundai and the labor of North Korea.