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International Friendship Exhibition

Myohyangsan, Hyangsan-gun, Pyeonganbuk-do, Hyangsan, North Korea
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Fascinating Monument to Ego

As part of our DPRK tour in 2011, we visited here. The place is massive, both buildings for the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JamesDanger
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Crowsnest Pass, Canada
Impressive Collection Though Also a Propaganda for Kim Family

We made a day trip here from Pyongyang on a road full of potholes (and two hours each way!) and... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2018
Saricie_Q
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Myohyangsan, Hyangsan-gun, Pyeonganbuk-do, Hyangsan, North Korea
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of our DPRK tour in 2011, we visited here. The place is massive, both buildings for the Great Leader & Dear Leader. I suspect we were only shown the highlights as I don't think it is possible to see absolutely everything there in...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We made a day trip here from Pyongyang on a road full of potholes (and two hours each way!) and this is the main attraction we visited in the region of Hyangsan. Though there are other interesting sights around, including Pohyonsa Temple Complex (usually visited...More

Thank Saricie_Q
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

This was my first real taste of North Korea. The enthusiastic local guide gushing about the Dear Leaders and the insane rules as to what you can and cannot do. Its a 70,000sq monolithic palace entirely dedicated to gifts (no matter how small) given to...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Seemingly in the middle of nowhere and built into the mountainside, is this impressive traditional style building housing gifts received by the three dear leaders from governments and organisations around the World. Some of the gifts seem expensive and tasteful but others are rather eccentric...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Located about a two-hour drive from Pyongyang near the mountain of Myohyangsan, the International Friendship Exhibition is a large (this is an astounding understatement) museum complex containing over 200,000 gifts presented to President Kim Il Sung, General Kim Jong Il, and Heroine Kim Jong Suk....More

Thank midway42
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Its an interesting museum / exhibition - gifts given to three dear leaders. Its actually more interesting than it sounds. Building made just for this purpose is huge, long corridors are sometimes really impressive. First of all... probably one of the strictest security control that...More

Thank matevzh
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

A giant complex built into the side of a mountain like an evil villain's lair, the International Friendship Exhibit is a giant collection of over a hundred thousands gifts given to Kim Il-Sung, Kim Jong-Il, and Kim Jong-Un by foreigners. There are gifts from nearly...More

Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

This must be the most megalomaniac museum in the world. As soon as you enter the beautiful building you are forced to leave your camera and phone as well as all your belongings in your pocket! Be sure to be strongly checked even more than...More

Thank incahueca
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

The museum holds gifts for the leaders of North Korea. From world leaders to individuals. Ranging from Rolex watches, TV sets, pieces of art to chairs and sofa's.

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Reviewed 6 February 2016

It's hard to say this, like most of the NK experience, is at once gut-wrenching in its' absurdity yet somehow alluring. Yet another propaganda jaunt; what's real and what's contrived? The scale was incredible and to see pop ucltural items in impeccable condition from 50...More

Thank Manikebu
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