After the expert discussions have concluded, there is always time for a delicious meal, a bit of tourism and usually attendance at a church service.

On this visit to Pyongyang, we took time to visit the newly built “Folk Park” on the northeastern outskirts of the city. This place is a mixture between an open-air historical museum (like Ballenberg in Switzerland) and a collection of old buildings and miniature sightseeing highlights in 1:1, 1:10 or 1:100 scale. The park is huge, you could walk around for hours! Some days it is filled with school children on fieldtrips and other visitors. The replica of the southeastern basalt coast near Kumgangsan is a favorite place for newlyweds to have romantic photos taken. My driver was especially impressed with an amazingly realistic looking wax figure of a guard. We all enjoyed spending free time together instead of only working.

Pyongyang Visit in the newly opended Folk Park – Modell 1:100 of Ryugyong Hotel with new outside fassade


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