Tag Archives: PyongYang

Pyongyang – capital of the DPRK

Pyongyang is the capital city of the DPRK and the centre of politics, the economy and culture. As the cradle of the Taedonggang Civilization, it has over 5 000-year-long history since Tangun, father of the Korean nation, established Ancient Korea and set Pyongyang as its capital. Major Attractions: Grand Monument on Mansu Hill, Tower of […]

Kim Su Chol and His Painting Pyongyang in the 19th Century

Kim Su Chol, a typical painter of realistic tendency active in the 19th century, was good at painting landscapes, flowers, grass, etc. Typical of his works are A Farmhouse Surrounded by Prunus Mume, A Pine Grove, Waterfalls, Jangan Temple and Kuryong Pool. In particular, the painter gave full play to his skills in drawing Pyongyang […]

Art Exhibition in Pyongyang Instills Kim Jong Il’s Patriotism

Art Exhibition in Pyongyang Instills Kim Jong Il's Patriotism

A fine art exhibition on the theme of “Let us step up the building of a thriving country by displaying Kim Jong Il’s patriotism!” is going on at the Pyongyang International House of Culture. On display there are more than 60 fine art pieces, including Korean paintings, oil paintings, posters, woodcut prints, pencil drawings, embroidery […]

My Pyongyang Visit from Munich

The testimony of Bernhard Loy, International sales manager of the Denk Pharma, Germany: I am glad that I am revisiting Pyongyang from which I got a good impression. Eight months have passed since I took part in the Pyongyang Autumn International Trade Fair last year. During this period, Pyongyang has changed considerably. Many construction projects […]

Senior Party and State Officials Visit Workers’ Hostel of Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill

Senior party and state officials including Kim Yong Nam and officials of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Cabinet, working people’s organizations, ministries and national institutions visited the newly-built Workers’ Hostel of Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill on May 13. The visitors laid bouquets before a mosaic depicting President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim […]

President Kim Il Sung Always Thought of the People First

Jon Ha Chol, former Vice Premier of the Cabinet of the DPRK, living in Central District, Pyongyang, has this to say: “I worked long in company with the great leader President Kim Il Sung. Whenever I look back upon what happened in his life, I feel my heart warming up. In his lifetime President Kim […]

First Term of Camping Begins at Songdowon International Children’s Camp

The first term of camping this year began with due ceremony on May 10 at the Songdowon International Children’s Camp in Wonsan City of Kangwon Province, which was successfully remodeled. Campers included students of junior middle schools and secondary schools, children of service persons of the forefront posts, schoolchildren who participated in the final match […]

Kim Jong Un Continues Photo Session with Soldier-builders

Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, had a photo session with soldier-builders of KPA Units 966, 462, 101, 489 who performed labor feats in building the workers’ hostel of Kim Jong Suk […]

Ceremony for Completion of Workers’ Hostel Held

There appeared the splendid workers’ hostel of Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill on the bank of picturesque River Taedong. The hostel has three adjacent 7-storeyed buildings and communal service facilities including public bath, beauty parlor, shop, medical treatment room and library as well as a park where the boarders may have good rest and […]

Kim Jong Un Looks Round Newly Built Workers’ Hostel of Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill

Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, looked round the newly built workers’ hostel of Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Textile Mill. Watching the hostel, he expressed great satisfaction. He said: “The hostel looks […]

13 Observations about North Korea by a Western Visitor

By Marcel Cartier I had the unique opportunity to spend several days in three different parts of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, more commonly just referred to as “North” Korea. This was an exceptionally life-changing experience that challenged many of the pre-conceptions that myself and fellow western visitors who accompanied me from Beijing had […]

Collective Technical Workshop Held in Pyongyang, DPRK

Collective Technical Workshop Held

A collective and technical workshop was held in Pyongyang, DPRK for officials in the field of construction in Pyongyang from Dec. 10th to 12th It dealt with the theoretical and practical issues arising in deeply grasping the undying feats performed by President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il in the field of construction and […]

Jangchung Catholic Church in the DPRK

Jangchung Catholic Church

The Jangchung Catholic Church was built in Songyo District, Pyongyang in March 1988 by devout Catholic believers. It covers an area of 2000 square metres and has a seating capacity of about 200. The Church is frequently visited by many Catholic clergies and other believers from across the world. It strives to develop friendly relations with […]

Historical Relics of Koguryo Kingdom Discovered in Pyongyang, DPRK

Historical Relics of Koguryo Kingdom Discovered in Pyongyang

Sosan Walls, believed to be built in the period of Koguryo Kingdom (B.C. 277-A.D. 668), was recently discovered by teachers and researchers of the History Faculty of Kim Il Sung University in the DPRK. According to Sinjungdonggukyojisungnam (Revised Handbook of Korean Geography) released in the 16th century and other historical books, the walls had been […]

Youth and Women Pledge to Carry Out Tasks for This Year

[nggallery id=105]Members of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League and the Democratic Women’s Union of Korea met on Monday to vow to thoroughly implement the historic tasks set forth by the dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address. Present there were officials concerned, officials of the youth league, youth and […]

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt arrives in Pyongyang, DPRK

Google chairman Eric Schmidt
[nggallery id=103]Google Chairman Eric Schmidt arrived in Pyongyang, DPRK today on a four-day visit organized by Bill Richardson, the former US ambassador to the United Nations. They are hoping to meet with North Korean leaders, visit some of the universities and talk to some economists. We will have more updates as news breaks…

A year of more ardent longing for the sun

[nggallery id=91]The Korean people most significantly celebrated the centenary of birth of the great leader President Kim Il Sung in 2012. Now 2012 is coming to a close and the Korean people are recollecting with deep emotion the unforgettable days of the year spent amid longing for President Kim Il Sung. President Kim Il Sung […]

Servicepersons Perform Heroic Feats in Projects of Renovating Parks and Face-lifting Rivers in Pyongyang

[nggallery id=61]The Korean Central News Agency released a detailed report on Nov. 17 about the heroic feats performed by servicepersons of the Korean People’s Army in the projects of renovating parks and face-lifting rivers in Pyongyang. According to it, servicepersons created a heroic epic of bringing about a new prosperity of Pyongyang through the drive […]