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Grand People's Study House, Pyongyang
(3.5/5 based on 45 reviews on the web)
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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  • This immense library jaw-dropping, millions of books authorized by the Government in all languages, even in Italian (there they showed 3: horses, gardening and mathematics), we listened to a cd of Pavarotti sat in front of a mega sound recorder, we were in different classrooms where courses of all kinds, mechanics, mathematics, German ... then we were in the balcony on top of the building to take pictures of the square and the fountain in front of the building. A guide, in addition to the ones you have, explain within the structure.
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  • It's a big library a lot of paperback books with plenty of bias towards the state system. There are some impressive chandeliers but that's about it 
  • This is a hugh building, many floors, many study and lecture halls. Everyone above 17 years can come here, borrow books, attend lectures and courses. 
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  • "Great Architecture", "Too Much Books" - IGN 80%
  • Amazing! There are 1,000,000,000 books, and I heard Kim Jong-Un read them all! No wonder they call him the Great Reader!
  • really strange..they told me to leave because i asked to many questions they had no answers for..kim u r falling behind the rest of the world..
  • Great no learning expirience can get better then this 10/10-IGN
  • 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.