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. Our Pyongyang vacation planner makes visiting Grand People's Study House and other Pyongyang attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I am not sure what to call this place. To Westerners this would be a combination of a vast library and an adult education centre on a scale not seen in the West. Amongst the books in the library we we...  more »
  • I visited the Grand study Palace on 27 2017. After a short tour through the library and several study rooms we went into the 4.OG. There we visited a classroom with students. Unexpectedly and unprepared I was asked whether I would like to tell something about Germany. So, I was about half an hour before students and have reported and answered questions and get questions answered. For me an unexpected and impressive encounter.
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  • Amongst so many buildings, this is definitely not the most special. However, its size and architecture is quite impressive!  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.
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