Kim Song Ju Elementary School
A primary school located by the Taedong River in the heart of Pyongyang. Visitors can play table tennis with the children, see the school museum and facilities, and view a children’s performance.
- A great place to get your photo taken with cute Korean kids while gaining some insight into North Korea’s education system.
Best times to visit
- Open weekdays.
Kim Song Ju Elementary School was first built after liberation from Japanese colonial rule in the 1940s as Pyongyang Number 2 People’s School (평양제2인민학교). It was renovated in 2012 around the time of the 100th anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s birth.
- The table tennis class is very skilled! Playing against these children will be a real test of your ability.
- The performances—which consist of song, dance, and folk arts, will also blow you away!
- The school is named after Kim Il Sung. Kim Song Ju is Kim Il Sung’s birth name. Kim Il Sung was taken on as a name during his years in his 20s fighting as an anti-Japanese guerilla in Manchuria.
- A bronze statue of Kim Il Sung as a youth can be found at the front of the school.
- Children’s essays and drawings:
- Some of the propaganda posters found in the school:
- Misc picture gallery:
School, Education, Children