Floating Restaurant, Full-service Ship Mujigae

What attracts the people on the bank of the Taedong River opposite to the Tower of the Juche Idea in Pyongyang is the full-service ship Mujigae.

Built in 2015, this floating restaurant with four decks is 120m long and 25m wide and has a displacement of 3 500 tons, and accommodates 1 200 people at one time.

The first deck houses a restaurant for Korean dishes, soft drinks, coffee house and a shop.

An aquarium of sturgeons in the luxuriously-decorated hall on the first deck is very noticeable.

Similar aquariums swarming with sturgeons, Ryongjong fish, carp and other fish varieties are seen on the first and second decks. Those fishes are often prepared into excellent dishes on orders from guests.

The restaurant for Korean dishes is frequented by people who take pleasure in appreciating on board beautiful landscape along the riverbank as well as tasting sinsollo, Pyongyang cold noodles, mung-bean pancake and other traditional dishes.

The shop sells beverages, confectionery, porcelains, Kaesong Koryo insam products and crystal goods. And souvenirs inscribed with the logo of the ship are favourite choices of guests.

On the second deck are an imposingly-furnished banqueting hall, belt buffet and dining rooms located along the corridor.

The banqueting hall with 100 odd seats is a popular venue for birthday parties and wedding ceremonies.

The belt buffet serving foreign dishes is always crowded with people, particularly in the evening.

Families are very fond of cosy dining rooms where they can spend pleasant time in an amicable atmosphere.

The menu of the floating restaurant includes several hundreds of dishes.

An open-air restaurant and a revolving restaurant on the third and fourth decks of the ship are favourite haunts of the people who enjoy relishing Taedonggang Beer.

Commanding a fine view of the Taedong River aboard the Mujigae, such as fountains spouting water high into the air, May Day Stadium on Rungna Island over the Okryu Bridge and beautiful scenery on Yanggak Island, people often lose count of time.