The Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum was first built in Central Pyongyang in August 1953. It was moved to its present-day location next to the Potong River in April 1963 and underwent major renovations in 2013.
The Tower of Juche Ideology was built in 1982 to commemorate the 70th birthday of President Kim Il Sung and sits prominently by the Taedong River. I was told by the local guide that the tower was built with 25,550 granite blocks, each representing a day in President Kim Il Sung’s life up until his […]
Samhung Station (삼흥역) is situated along the Hyoksin line (혁신선) in Pyongyang. Because it is in-between the Kim Il Sung University and the University of Foreign Studies, many of North Korea’s best and brightest students use this station.
Zoom-able, high-resolution photo of Kim Il Sung Square photographed on 2016 July 9th, 2:54 pm. This photo is 72483 × 15153 pixels at over 1000mb.
Changjon Street represented the beginning of a wave of “modernization projects” that would see multiple new-towns like Mirae Scientists Street (미래과학자거리) and Ryomyong New Town (려명거리신도시) sprout up across Pyongyang.
The Taedonggang Diplomatic Club was built in 1972 to host the meetings between North and South Korea. However, these activities slowed to a halt and the building was converted into a recreational facility for all foreigners, not just diplomats. Tourists, business people, diplomatic staff and even the occasional foreign students are welcomed to come and […]
Air Koryo was founded in 1955. All existing airline pilots are ex-military pilots converted to civilian service. The airline is 100% state-owned and operates primarily from Pyongyang Sunan International Airport.
On 2017 September 24, I filmed the world’s first aerial 360° video over Pyongyang. I originally brought two 360° cameras up in the air. They were the newly launched Ricoh Theta V and a custom-built 360° camera assembled from a Yi 4K+ action cam with the original lens replaced by an Entaniya 280° fisheye lens. […]
Every year, Pyongyang hosts its fashion exhibition to showcase the latest styles. Here, traditional and contemporary fashion are flaunted with a child-like charm. Unlike the runway models of haute couture fashion empires, North Korean models do not sulk and stare intensely into the distance. Instead, they make eye contact with the audience, smile and frolic […]
Held in Pyongyang, the “Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance Arirang” (아리랑 축제) is a display of dance, acrobatic prowess and their interpretation of historical events leading up to the present day. The event always ends off with the focus on Korean reunification and peace. The full video of the event is at the end […]