The re-construction of Samjiyon is being pushed forward at a rapid pace. Since Kim Jong Un first visited the town in early July, over 100 buildings have gone up. In all, over 400 new structures will be constructed including factories, museums, recreational buildings, housing, and hotels.
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.
Kim Jong Un raised arms with Moon Jae-In at the peak of Mount Paektu. The mountain is considered sacred by Koreans and is considered the birthplace of Korea in the country’s mythology.
Typical lunch at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology: tofu soup with zucchini, rice, braised potatoes, radish kimchi, and stir-fried cabbage.
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 2018.
A dancing party in the Central Youth Hall was put on in Pyongyang to mark Youth Day. Similar parties were held in provincial capitals throughout North Korea as well as art performances and sports competitions.