Thursday, August 8, 2019

Architectural wonders

Wonders - man made structures and grand artworks.

Ryugyong Hotel

A skyscraper with unusual, pyramidal form. Height - 330 m, 105 floors, constructed in 1987 - 2013. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.0363 N 125.7310 E Categories: Hotels and inns Values: Architecture,...

Rŭngrado May First Stadium

The largest stadium in the world by capacity, with 150,000 seats. Constructed in 1989, used for sport events, politically motivated mass performances and executions. Location,...

Juche Tower

The second tallest monumental column in the world, 170 m tall. Built in 1982 to commemorate the 70-th birthday of Kim-Il-Sung. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.0176 N...

Arch of Reunification

An unusual monument devoted to Korean unity, built in 2001. Statue represents two women leaning across the highway and holding a map of unified...

Songgyungwan Academy

Higher education institution, established in 1089. More than 20 buildings, two more than 500 years old ginkgo trees and more than 900 years old...

Sonjuk Bridge

A historical bridge which was constructed in 1290. A national monument since 1780, closed to traffic. In 1392 on this bridge was killed the...

Pyongyang Bell

An enormous bell, cast in 1726. The 12.9 tonnes heavy bell is 3.1 m high. Location, GPS coordinates: 39.0230 N 125.7570 E Categories: Entertainment infrastructure Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Asia,...

Kyongam Pavilion

An old and ornate pavilion in scenic place. Initially built in 1798, moved to present place in 1917, restored in 1955. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.5030 N...

Yangrung (Tomb of Emperor Sinjong)

A royal burial mound from the 13th century. Although it is in a poor condition, valuable murals of stars and 158 dogs have been...

Hurŭng Royal Tomb

A mausoleum - two separate burial mounds of the second king of Joseon dynasty, built in 1412 - 1419. Adorned with granite carvings, statues...