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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. Plan to visit Former Residence of Mangyongdae and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Pyongyang attractions using our Pyongyang travel itinerary planner.
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  • When u visit it the oficial speech is that Grand Lider and his family have lived there. The problem is that the majority of the things looks too new to be so old..... 
  • This is a renovated farmhouse that belonged to his grandfather Kim Il-Sung (fun fact-Grandpa could live in it, because it took up work in the local cemetery gravedigger). Here "eternal President" was born and grew up to the age of 14. The whole thing is shown as Bethlehem-the only thing missing is weevil and donkey.
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  • Was impeccably kept great photo opportunity for North Korean visitors and their entourage wearing military suits