Category: pyongyang

Newly renovated Kaeson Station in Pyongyang. The interior’s lighting has been replaced with LED lights. Flat-screen TVs as well as new overhangs have also been installed next to the subway tracks. The redesign will serve as inspiration for future remodeling of existing Pyongyang Metro stations.

Newly built Taesong Department Store in Pyongyang. Renovated in under a year, the facility is equipped with grocery, clothing, and house ware sections. The department store also has Korean and international cuisine restaurants on its top floor.

Newly built Taesong Department Store in Pyongyang. Renovated in under a year, the facility is equipped with grocery, clothing, and house ware sections. The department store also has Korean and international cuisine restaurants on its top floor.

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. 

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. 

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 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.

Western Pyongyang with the Monument to Party Founding in the distance. Visitors are often surprised at Pyongyang’s bright pastel-colors and uniquely constructed buildings. The city’s development has been overseen by the Pyongyang City Designing Institute which has managed the design and construction of over 470 important projects including recently completed Mirae Scientists Street and Ryomyong Street.