Pyongyang Pyongyang or,( Korean : 평양, IPA : [p ʰ jɔŋjaŋ]) is the capital and largest city of North Korea , located on the banks of the Taedong River . It has about 3.3 million inhabitants and is the main industrial center of the country.


The capital has been completely redesigned since the Korean War (1950-1953), designed with wide avenues, imposing monuments and buildings. The tallest structure in the city is the unfinished Ryugyong Hotel , with 330 meters (1,083 feet). The hotel has 105 floors, an area of ​​361,000 m² (3,885,772 m²), and was planned to be complemented by seven revolving restaurants.

Some notable landmarks in the city include the Kumsusan Memorial Palace , the ” Arc de Triomphe “, the Tower Juche , a structure 170 meters high, erected to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Kim Il-Sung and Rungrado May Day Stadium. , considered the largest stadium in the world. [4] Other attractions in the North Korean capital include the Central Zoo and the large golden statues in honor of the two leaders of communist North Korea. The Arch of Reunification has a map of a united Korea supported by two women dressed in traditional dress with a Korean made of concrete.

Transport and infrastructure
Trains and subways
Subway of Pyongyang.

The Metro system has two lines of Pyongyang Chollima (12 km) and Hyoksin (10 km), totaling 22 km in length. The line serves the neighborhoods Chollima Puhung, Yonggwang, Ponghwa, Sungni, Tongil, Kaeson, Jonu, Pulgunbyol and Koryo, while the line meets Hyoksin regions Kwangbok, Konguk, Hwanggumbol, Konsol, Hyoksin, Jonu, Jonsung, and Samhung Rakwon. Considered the world’s deepest, the Pyongyang Metro is situated 120 meters below ground. Their stations have names related to themes of revolution and the glorification of the regime and were built along the lines of Stalinist Moscow Metro , with great monuments, chandeliers and so on.

Pyongyang also has 53 km from Pyongyang Tram and 150 km of trolleybus . The particular transit is virtually nil, except few cars transporting high-ranking government or foreign tourists. Unlike China, most of the locals seem to walk and bike are notable by their absence.
Air transport

The city is also served by the Sunan International Airport , owned by the state, which is the main center of operations of the national airline Air Koryo . The airport has regular flights from Beijing (operated by Air China 3 times per week, in addition to Air Koryo), Shenyang, Bangkok, Macau and other Asian centers, with occasional chartered flights to Incheon and various Japanese cities. The airport also has some domestic routes to Hamhung, Wonsan, Chongjin, Hyesan and Samjiyon, although the accuracy of this information is not confirmed.
Suburban Trains

The city also has regular international rail services to Beijing and Moscow. A journey to Beijing takes about 25 hours and 25 minutes (K27 from Beijing / K28 from Pyongyang, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays), a journey to Moscow takes 6 days.

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