Pyongyang Folklore Park
The newly-built Pyongyang Folklore Park at the foot of Mt. Taesong is an open-air museum which intensively showcases the time-honoured history and brilliant culture of Korea and a cultural resort for the people.
The folklore park consists of areas for general history education, historical relic’s exhibition, contemporary times, folklore village and folk games.
The general history education area has nine boards explaining the periods of prosperity, founders, patriotic and celebrated generals and personages of the successive states in the Korean history, and the struggles against aggression, scientific and cultural progress and characteristic folk customs in the given periods.
The historical relics exhibition area displays a fine choice of historical remains and relics associated with the skills and wisdom of the Korean people that date from the period of the primitive society, the first stage of development in human history, to the last feudal state of Korea.
The contemporary times area shows in miniature scores of the monumental edifices that have been built in the DPRK under the wise leadership of President Kim Il Sung and General Kim Jong Il, including Kim Il Sung Square, the Grand People’s Study House, the Korean Revolution Museum, the Mansudae Art Theatre, the West Sea Barrage, etc.
The folklore village area exhibits the structures that were built in the period of Koguryo such as office buildings, temples and castles as well as the representative buildings dating back to Palhae, Koryo and the last feudal state of Korea. All of them have been restored to their original forms, thus giving a vivid impression of the old times.
The folk games area is made up of playing grounds and places for taking meals. It provides the visitors with an opportunity to relax themselves, playing the folk games created by their ancestors endowed with diligence, bravery and resourcefulness.
The Pyongyang Folklore Park has been built not only on the principle of fidelity to the historical truth but in conformity with architectural requirements so that everyone can witness and experience the Korean history and culture.