Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s Palace

Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s Palace

만경대학생소년궁전 (萬景臺學生少年宮殿)

Location: Pyongyang

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.


Travel Information


  • The performances—which are very impressive and well worth seeing– are held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.


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Best times to visit

  • Any.
Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s Palace 2

Calligraphy classroom.


It was built in 1989. Underwent extensive renovations and reopened in 2016.

Fact File

  • 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:


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Revolutionary, Education, Architecture, Children


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