Pyongyang Embroidery Institute
Located by the famous Ryugyong Hotel in an architecturally unique building with traditional Korean design influences, the Pyongyang Embroidery Institute as its name suggests specialises in the production of embroidery. The works produced here are exquisitely detailed, and range from large sized embroidered paintings to smaller designs.
- Embroidery can be purchased in the shop
- Due to its proximity to the Ryugyong Hotel, this is a good location to check out this hulking structure, which is still off-limit to tour groups.
Best times to visit
- Popular embroidery subjects include: the birthplace of Kim Il Sung at Mangyongdae and Kim Jong Il’s at the Paektu Secret Camp, Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia flowers, reproductions of famous paintings, flowers, animals, calligraphy, mountain landscapes and folk scenes.
Architecture, Art, Design