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Grand People's Study House, Pyongyang

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A landmark adjacent to the third largest plaza in the world, Grand People's Study House showcases books from a huge collection in different languages. Built in traditional Korean architectural style, the library celebrates Kim II-sung's 70th birthday. The building consists of 600 rooms, and while you cannot see them all, you can go through study rooms and impressive halls. Venture to the top of the library to see the view of Kim II-sung’s Square and the garden with fountains. The library offers lectures, as it represents the national center of Juche studies, the political ideology of North Korea. Plan to see Grand People's Study House and other attractions that appeal to you using our Pyongyang itinerary maker.
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  • The Grand People's Study House is an impressive building constructed in traditional Korean style and is situated in the National Governmental District.of the city. It was not possible to visit the Stu...  more »
  • a... huge place! or they make parades... feels tiny... the equal in front is also to visit!
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  • The place is basically a library with the exphasis on teaching people after they are finished with school. A lot of Professors can be asked different kind of questions. They have a lot of books and st...  more »
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  • They only have Korean books and they refuse to issue a library card to foreigners. You're better off to stroll to the nearby foreign book store on the corner of Somun St./Sungri St which is just a few block away from here.
  • One of my favourite pieces of modern monumental DPRK architecture.
  • "Great Architecture", "Too Much Books" - IGN 80%
  • One of the best study houses I have ever been to. Only like, 10 people are actually allowed to study there, so meeting new people is not easy. On the plus side, with all the new security cameras, lots of freethinkers get free police escorts to work camps! Its comforting knowing that after my study, the police will find me work almost immediately. North Korea truly is best Korea.
  • One of the places you're taken to visit when in Pyongyang

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