Discover Pyongyang

3.3 million

Pyongyang is the capital of North Korea and one of the world's most isolated cities. The city is known for its grand monuments and squares, which are built around a core of government buildings, many in traditional Korean style. Pyongyang has an estimated population of three million people and is the heart of political power in North Korea.

One thing to see in Pyongyang is Kim Il-sung Square, a grandiose plaza which can hold up to 100,000 people during parades. Here visitors can view the iconic bronze statues of North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il. Another sight worth seeing is the Juche Tower, which rises 170m above sea level and offers panoramic views over the city from its top floor observation deck.

In addition to its impressive sights, Pyongyang also provides an interesting experience for those wanting to learn more about local culture and history. Visitors can explore some of the city's museums such as Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery or have a meal with locals at one of Pyongyang's restaurants or cafes. There are also opportunities for guided tours where you can meet some locals and even stop off at places such as Panmunjom on the edge of the DMZ between North & South Korea .