February 05, 2023
Analysis

North Korea builds replica of Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square on Chinese border

Renovated Sinuiju Square features copies of capital’s buildings and propaganda signs and could be used for parades

The North Korean border city of Sinuiju now has its own replica of Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square to use for mass rallies and possibly even a military parade, according to NK News analysis of state media and satellite imagery. 

The new parade grounds appear to be modeled after the one in Pyongyang, featuring a replica of the Grand People’s Study House, distinct propaganda signs identical to those in Kim Il Sung Square and a similar ornate marble and gold viewing platform for officials. However, the square is smaller than Pyongyang’s and has a different layout.