Information about North Korea: North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, with Pyongyang the capital and the largest city in the country. To the north and northwest, the country is bordered by China and by Russia along the Amnok (known as the Yalu in Chinese) and Tumen rivers; it is bordered to the south by South Korea, with the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two. Nevertheless, North Korea, like its southern counterpart, claims to be the legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. Both North Korea and South Korea became members of the United Nations in 1991. Read More...

Heritages and Museums

Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, formerly the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, and sometimes referred to as the Kim Il-sung Mausoleum, is a building near the northeast corner of the city of Pyongyang that serves as the mausoleum for Kim Il-sung, the founder and eternal president of North Korea, and for his son Kim Jong-il who succeeded him as the country’s ruler.

Jonsung Revolutionary Site shows the victory of the Fatherland Liberation War. It is composed of Jonsung Revolutionary Museum, office room of the President, the building where he ratified the document of the Armistice Agreement, office building of the Military Commission, a mine office room and a mine dining room and etc. All the relics are preserved as they were.

Sungnyong Hall is a shrine dedicated to the founding kings of ancient Korea located in the center of Pyongyang, North Korea. It is listed as National Treasure #6.

The Juche Tower is a monument in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, named after the ideology of Juche introduced by its first leader Kim Il-sung.

The Arch of Triumph is a triumphal arch in Pyongyang, North Korea. It was built to commemorate the Korean resistance to Japan from 1925 to 1945.

The Victorious War Museum or Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum is a museum located in Pyongyang, North Korea. The museum was originally built in the Central district of Pyongyang in August 1953 as the “Fatherland Liberation War Museum”.

Tomb of King Tongmyong is a mausoleum located in near Ryongsan-ri, Ry?kp’o-guy?k, P’y?ng’yang, North Korea. One of the tombs is the royal tomb of Tongmy?ng (58–19 BC), the founder of the ancient Goguryeo kingdom, northernmost of the Three Kingdoms of Korea.

The Mansudae Art Studio is an art studio in Pyeongcheon District, Pyongyang, North Korea. It was founded in 1959, and it is one of the largest centers of art production in the world, at an area of over 120,000 square meters.

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