Grand People's Study House, Pyongyang

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • The building itself is huge - almost a cross between an art gallery and university in places. We saw plenty of students studying and even had the opportunity to address an English class being taught.....  more »
  • A massive concrete building with no heat with a cavernous entrance hall, this is basically the city's central library. At the time of our visit it was busy with people everywhere walking to an fro...  more »
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