Why is North Korea Building a Mammoth Size “Folklore Park”?

May 23rd, 2012
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Standing at the foot of Mount Taesong in Pyongyang, construction of the Pyongyang Folklore Park first began back in December 2008 under the instruction of Kim Jong-il. Yet it wasn’t until Kim Jong-il visited in December 2011, shortly before his death, that details were revealed by KCNA about the “exciting” activities the park offered.

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About the Author

Nicolle Loughlin

Nicolle Loughlin first became interested in North Korea whilst studying Chinese history at college which brought her attention to the Korean War. She subsequently spent her time reading and learning about anything she could find related to North Korea. Nicolle Loughlin lives in the UK and is undertaking her final year of university studying English Literature and Mandarin Chinese. Nicolle has particular interests in North Korea's foreign relations and literature about North Korea. Next year, Nicolle intends to begin a masters degree in Asia studies or international relations in order to further and appropriate her knowledge and interests.


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