Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, Pyongyang

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Learn about North Korean military history at Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum. The museum provides an alternative view of the country's military feats, particularly interesting to visitors from Western nations. Carefully catalogued exhibits fill the multi-level building, including a 360-degree diorama of the Battle of Daejon and a U.S. Navy ship captured in the 1960s. Before you visit Pyongyang, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • The museum is now housed in a new building which sets off its contents brilliantly. Our guide, a female officer in the DPRK army showed us firstly destroyed American military hardware and then the spy...  more »
  • Glorious places, great architecture, impressive, oh I love it so much, i will go there in every free time, beautiful just like sunshine!  more »
  • Yes; Surely some of you may have the impression of attending a distorted representation of history on hearing the words of the guide that will take you between aircraft, tanks and helicopters Western and especially American captured after the war; as well as the US Pueblo, moored proudly next to the Museum. But are we really sure, even we who have studied the story across the iron curtain, they were not in our turn imbued with Western propaganda? Perhaps the truth lies somewhere in between; certainly this Museum, immense, is exceptional for their attention to detail and reconstruction of scenes of war, trenches and modus vivendi et operandi of soldiers in war. To see definitely, even to reflect a bit.
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  • Went there with the family. Turned out great - they took the kids and said they'd provide them a free (re)education. And that Kim fella seems like a pretty amazing guy. I never knew he played a round of golf and got 18 holes in one.
  • Went there last year. Such a wonderful place. I was fortunate I got to see the supreme leader himself beheading a family of 4 for breathing the same air as he was. Hopefully this could be a lesson to prevent such shameful act from happening ever again.
  • Upon arrival at this amazing feat of architectural prowess, I was greeted by two friendly hosts who carried side-arms which, I was told, were to fend of the packs of ravenous stray hounds that lurk nearby. They walked me to the entrance which was a door nearly 10 feet high! The place smelled of stale cabbage but looked clean and neat. I suspect the smell of cabbage has taken root in my nasal cavity from the many restaurants here who's speciality seems to be, you guessed it, cabbage. Inside the museum were women and kids who seemed to be trying really hard to weep when looking at pictures of old, chubby oriental men. I for one think that they were being forced to display this kind of emotion but the hosts/guards assured me that they were just really sad that these men had passed on. They must have been good people. We then arrived at a statue of the country's great leader, Kim Jon Un. I'm unsure of the sculptor purposely making the Korean leader slimmer than he is or if they just didn't have that big of a piece of rock. Then again, they don't seem to have much of anything in this country. Apart from the from the groups of weeping females, there weren't many other tourists, in fact, I was the only one there. Which was really nice as there were no queues anywhere especially at the refreshment kiosk where I managed to get some stale Lays chips and a bottle of what I hoped was orange juice. Overall, nice place to visit considering there isn't much else to see and do in this city. The most exciting thing at the place is the possibility of being attacked by ravenous dogs during the minute walk to the door from the ridiculously far away drop off zone.
  • Loved it. I got to see pictures of the great Father and even met Our Glorious Leaders guards... Hotels nearby are great and water is always warm because of the nuclear reactor nearby. Unfortunately I grew an extra arm because of this but I amputated it and got to see 100000 people line up to get some meat from it. Went to a cafe nearby which served mouldy bread and my grandma got sent to a concentration camp so I didn't have to pay for her flight back.pls help me find her. 5/7 would recommend. Bad cell phone service tho.
  • It is a glorious museum. My favorite part was when 3 families were executed via flamethrower! 20/10, would go again! Okay, I gave you a good review, let me go! Please! I want to see my family back in America!

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