Former Residence of Mangyongdae, Pyongyang

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A serene park rich in greenery marks the birthplace of Kim-sung II at Former Residence of Mangyongdae. Once a village, and now a huge park, the site provides you with the glimpse of Korean life and the leader's childhood. The site contains small huts, each of them presenting some historic artifacts, from vases to pictures. You can drink water from the well, which Kim-sung II drank because of its health properties. Keep in mind that the site demands respect--you must follow the rules and behave accordingly. Arrange your visit to Former Residence of Mangyongdae and discover more family-friendly attractions in Pyongyang using our Pyongyang trip itinerary planner.
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  • This is where Kim Il Sung, founding father of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (and grandfather of current president Kim Jung Un), was born and raised. Considering that Kim Il Sung has God-like f...  more »
  • What I liked about this was the local guide and the interaction with my guide. My guide must have been here dozens of times but she still faithfully translated everything. "This is a noodle maker", "T...  more »
  • This is the house where Kim Il Sung lived as a child and it is now in the middle of a rather nice park. The house and the artefacts within are nothing much and is probably of interest only to devout l...  more »
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