May 24, 2024

The KPA museum – North Korea’s best

A behind-the-scenes look at Pyongyang’s little-known site honoring the Korean People’s Army

The following was contributed by a regular visitor to North Korea who wishes to remain anonymous. 

On a recent tour of Pyongyang and surrounding areas our group arranged a tour of the Korean People’s Army Museum. Tucked away behind the weightlifting sports complex in the Mangyongdae district of Pyongyang and adjacent to Kim Il Sung Military University, the complex is not accessed by large numbers of visitors and it is obviously not a museum in the traditional sense. Those in the museum were all members of the North Korean military, and even our guides with the Korea International Travel Company (KITC) had not been to it.

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