Category: Landscape

Pyongyang’s skyline viewed from the Yanggakdo …

Pyongyang’s skyline viewed from the Yanggakdo International Hotel. The capital’s electricity situation has dramatically improved in recent years due to the ongoing modernization of North Korea’s power grid and the completion of several new power plants. 

Newly built Ryesonggang Youth Power Station No…

Newly built Ryesonggang Youth Power Station No. 5 in North Hwanghae province. The station possesses four turbines with a total generating capacity of 10 MW. This plant is one of North Korea’s hydroelectric power stations registered with the UNFCCC’s Clean Development Mechanism that allow North Korea to generate carbon credits in return for food and other non-sanctioned goods.

Korean People’s Navy testing the KN-01, an i…

Korean People’s Navy testing the KN-01, an indigenous version of the KH-35, a Russian anti-ship missile which entered service in 2003. The missile has a low radar signature and sea-skimming capability and greatly upgrades the KPN’s defensive capabilities.

Workers at the Taean Heavy Machine Complex ins…

Workers at the Taean Heavy Machine Complex inspecting a generating machine part for the Rimyongsu Power Station No. 5 in Samjiyon. The factory has steadily introduced computer-controlled lathes to increase the quality of their equipment. It is North Korea’s main factory for producing custom generating equipment for the country’s power stations.

Newly built Pyongyang Taedonggang Fish Restaur…

Newly built Pyongyang Taedonggang Fish Restaurant. Opened in mid-2018, the restaurant was built in the shape of a ship on water and is equipped with indoor  ponds where patrons can catch and immediately have chefs prepare the fresh fish.

“Fall in Pyongyang” by Kim Kwang

“Fall in Pyongyang” by Kim Kwang

The Ryugyong Hotel lit up with the slogan “Peo…

The Ryugyong Hotel lit up with the slogan “People Oriented.” The 105 story hotel has been under construction in Pyongyang for over 20 years, however, recently construction on the hotel has quickened and there are rumors that it will be completed in the next year.

The mass gymnastics and artistic performance “…

The mass gymnastics and artistic performance “The Glorious Country” was held at May Day Stadium to celebrate the 70th birthday of the DPRK. The show incorporated dance, gymnastics, 3D lighting, laser effects, and even drones to depict the development of Korea. 

Pyongyang and the Taedong River in September 2…

Pyongyang and the Taedong River in September 2018.

Cherry blossoms trees have begun to bloom alon…

Cherry blossoms trees have begun to bloom along the Taedong River marking the arrival of spring in Pyongyang.