Pyongyang Cultural Exhibition

Pyongyang Cultural Exhibition

one of many places of political propaganda but also some culture and arts

Location: 

Sanwon Street, Pyongyang, North Korea

Duration: 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Personal highlights

  1. Cultural Exhibition: small exhibition hall behind the Party Monument
  2. Exhibition: mostly political and military, but also some Korean culture
  3. Photography: depicting the leader (Kim Jong-Il) with global politicians
  4. Korean Times: interesting newspaper with positive news (propaganda?)
  5. My experience: a bit boring but you can always learn about the culture

Image sources

  1. Statue of a warrior
  2. Host at the Exhibition
  3. Painting of Korean fighters
  4. National Korean Dresses
  5. Pyongyang Cultural Exhibition

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