"The capital of North Korea" Top 5 Page for this destination P'yongyang by Carino

P'yongyang Travel Guide: 280 reviews and 971 photos


From the 39th floor the Skyline of Pyongyang looks just like every other capital in the world. But with a closer look you will miss cars, you will see unpaved roads, no lights at night and no advertising on the buildings.


You will see a lot of sculptures like this and other monuments in the city. Juche, Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are just everywhere in the city.

Another Pyongyang

Yes, this is also Pyongyang. A touch of the west, well located next to a soccer stadium: The Arch of triumph.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A city with a lot of sights
  • Cons:Bad roads and a lot of propaganda
  • In a nutshell:Your entry point to North Korea
  • Last visit to P'yongyang: Feb 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • missmarianne's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2008 at 6:20 AM

    north korea..? I find it odd to visit after all the news on tv..hmm.. you must be a lucky boy then.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    cool page! your lucky to have had an opportunity to vist here.

  • juliewong's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2007 at 5:29 AM

    Incredible opportunity to see this country with your own eyes.

  • daarth's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2007 at 11:56 PM


  • mikarov99's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2007 at 2:27 AM

    Is very intersting, i hope one day visit North Korea, very nice pics

  • Malopolanin2006's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2006 at 5:34 AM

    Hi, interesting tips about N. Korea. can you give me some advice what is the best way to get there to see the country from inside. rgds

  • triplehelix's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2006 at 8:00 PM

    i found a western company that does tours to dprk. i found it really odd but it seems like a great itinerary they have planned. interesting page!

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2006 at 3:19 AM

    A good account of life behind the iron curtain, thanks for sharing.

  • ChuckG's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2006 at 10:36 PM

    Very nice pics !

  • calcaf38's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2006 at 3:44 AM

    Adi, that's so interesting! I really enjoyed your P'yongyang page. I'm glad you went there - and came back! It makes the grayest Chinese cities look gaudy.

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