Tag Archives: DPRK

Horse Riding—Traditional Custom of Korean Nation

Korea has a long history of taming a horse. The Korean ancestors broke horses to the copper bridle and decorated them with outfittings. Horse riding was all the rage in the period of Koguryo (BC 277- AD 668). Koguryo people were fond of riding since childhood and set horsemanship as one of yardsticks to select […]

Pyongyang – capital of the DPRK

Pyongyang is the capital city of the DPRK and the centre of politics, the economy and culture. As the cradle of the Taedonggang Civilization, it has over 5 000-year-long history since Tangun, father of the Korean nation, established Ancient Korea and set Pyongyang as its capital. Major Attractions: Grand Monument on Mansu Hill, Tower of […]

Open-worked Ceramic Vase

The open-worked white ceramic vase is a gift the 87th batch of home-visiting group of Korean residents in China presented to President Kim Il Sung in September Juche 80 (1991). The group consisted of veterans who fought in defence of the country during the Fatherland Liberation War and witnessed the greatness of the President. Whenever […]

Binding Material Production with Bio-Matters

The nano engineering branch of the State Academy of Sciences has developed a new technology of producing a bio-binding material by making use of such by-products of agriculture and forestry as rice chaffs, sawdusts and wood shavings which are abundant in the country. This binding material is a kind of liquid tar produced during the […]

Natural Monument—Chonju Falls at Puyon-ri

Chonju Falls is located in a deep valley 14 km away from Puyon-ri, Sinhung County, South Hamgyong Province. Chonju Peak stands in the east of the waterfalls and Mt Kodae in the north along the Pujonryong Mountains. The area, which is formed of granite, is overgrown with such trees as oak, maple and Aceraceae meno. […]

Green Architecture Technologies in Ryomyong Street

Green architecture technologies have been introduced into the construction of Ryomyong Street in Pyongyang. Solar-heating technology and geothermal cooling-and-heating system have been applied in the buildings, with the result that a large amount of heat energy is being saved every year. Solar panels have been installed to provide necessary illumination by means of renewable energy. […]

Taesongsan-brand Products in Public Favour

The Pyongyang Sports Goods Factory produces a variety of Taesongsan-brand products much favoured by consumers. It turns out various forms of sports goods, including different kinds of balls, gloves for Taekwon-Do practitioners, bags for sportspersons and sportswear, to suit the features of events and the physical constitution of players. Eye-catching is a 3×3 basketball which […]

Road of Juche Is Ever-victorious Path

The one and only weapon for the Korean revolution, which started from nothing, was the Juche idea, a great revolutionary ideology. Ninety years ago, President Kim Il Sung created the Juche idea, which elucidates that the masses of the people are the masters of the revolution and construction and they have the strength with which […]

Kim Su Chol and His Painting Pyongyang in the 19th Century

Kim Su Chol, a typical painter of realistic tendency active in the 19th century, was good at painting landscapes, flowers, grass, etc. Typical of his works are A Farmhouse Surrounded by Prunus Mume, A Pine Grove, Waterfalls, Jangan Temple and Kuryong Pool. In particular, the painter gave full play to his skills in drawing Pyongyang […]

360 Degree Video Shot in North Korea

The world’s first 360 degree video shot in North Korea. You can actually CONTROL WHERE YOU WANT TO LOOK! This video contains excerpts from Aram Pan’s tour through the Northeastern parts of North Korea and covers Rason, Namyang, Hoeryon, Chongjin, Kyongson and Chilbo. Just look how amazing the culture of the DPRK is, the kindness of the people, and […]

DPR Korea Defeats Uzbekistan 4-2 in FIFA Qualifier Match

The DPR Korea football team claimed victory in a home match with its Uzbek rival on Tuesday at Kim Il Sung Stadium as part of the second-round Asian regional preliminaries in Group H for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Four (4) first half goals laid the foundations for DPR Korea’s second win of the 2018 […]

Tideland Reclamation Projects Proceed As Normal

Workers at the Tideland Reclamation Complex in North Pyongan Province are now stepping up construction at the first-stage Honggondo Island Tideland Reclamation Project. The project comes at a time of an upswing in economic development throughout the country, with similar projects taking place in big cities like Chongjin, Pyongyang, and the western port city of […]

Sci-Tech Complex “Almost Complete”

The DPRK’s Ministry of State Construction Control is continuing its development on a new “sci-tech complex” located on the Ssuk islet in Pyongyang’s Taedong River, according to updated satellite imagery from the Kwamyongsong-3 and an article from the Naenara news outlet published earlier last week. The development is part of the Byungjin Line of economic […]

Young Athletes “Win Big” at World Weightlifting Championship

The DPRK witnessed award-winning performances from two talented young athletes at the 2015 World Youth Weightlifting Championship. The recent victories continue a long line of commendation for Korean wrestlers and athletes at the world level. 16-year old DPRK weightlifter Pak Jong Ju bagged three gold medals at the competition, which was held in Lima, Peru […]

69th Anniversary of Founding of the Korean Children’s Union Marked

On June 6, the sixty-ninth (69th) anniversary of the Korean Children’s Union (KCU) was marked. Joint meetings of the KCU organizations took place in Pyongyang and all provinces of the country, providing an opportunity for both families and youth to reflect on the day’s history and cultural significance. Performances were given by schoolchildren in South […]

Sweden Donates New Books to the Grand People’s Study House

A book-donating ceremony took place at the Grand People’s Study House in Pyongyang on June 6, which is also the “National Day” of Sweden. Almost 2,000 books on Nordic culture, history, music, Alfred Nobel, and mint copies of the Linnaeus Apostles were donated to the library’s already impressive number of works. Many of these were […]

Cooperation with UNICEF Proves Successful in DPRK

The DPRK is expanding cooperation with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in improving children’s health and their education in the country. UNICEF supports public health programmes for children in DPR Korea. This includes “Child Health Days” which reach around 1.7 million children annually to reduce illness and death through Vitamin A supplements and de-worming. […]