Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s Palace
Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s Palace is a public facility where children can engage in a range of extra-curricular activities such as music, dance, calligraphy, embroidery, and computing. Visitors can take a tour of the facilities, meet children at their lessons, and view an impressive performance.
- The performances—which are very impressive and well worth seeing– are held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Best times to visit
It was built in 1989. Underwent extensive renovations and reopened in 2016.
- The outside is decorated with bronze sculptures. The sides of the building feature large murals of children engaging in learning. The curved design of the building is said to resemble a mother’s embrace.
- The other schoolchildren’s palace in Pyongyang is Pyongyang Schoolchildren’s Palace in central Pyongyang.
- Visitors can learn much about North Korean children’s culture from the performance:
- A poster introducing DPRK-developed operating system in the Schoolchildren’s Palace’s computer lab:
- Wikipedia article on Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s Palace:
Revolutionary, Education, Architecture, Children