Grand People's Study House, Pyongyang

3.5
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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  • September 28, 2017
    Amongst so many buildings, this is definitely not the most special. However, its size and architecture is quite impressive!  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    Lying on an axis of symbolism with Kim Il Sung Square and the Juche Tower, the Grand People’s Study House is a Korean-style building that functions as a rough equivalent to the Library of Congress. I ...  more »
  • August 22, 2017
    Like most things in the DPRK this is built on a monumental scale. The numbers they throw at you are totally unbelievable, but interesting nonetheless. As it is a compulsory stop, no point in complaini...  more »
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  • July 12, 2017
    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.
  • January 30, 2017
    One of my favourite pieces of modern monumental DPRK architecture.
  • June 28, 2016
    "Great Architecture", "Too Much Books" - IGN 80%
  • April 2, 2013
    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.
  • January 10, 2017
    One of the places you're taken to visit when in Pyongyang

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