in Pyongyang, North Korea
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 39.034 and 125.754 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 39° 2' 1" and E 125° 45' 15"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Won - KPW
- Spoken languages:
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 05:23 PM (Wednesday)
- Timezone: Asia/Pyongyang
- UTC/GMT offset: 9 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 5:55 am and 7:25 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -37.165 and -56.891 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Safety Score: 4,3 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to North Korea.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning North Korea. Last Update: 2019-08-21 07:24:13
Pyongyang in Pyongyang with it's 3,222,000 residents is a town located in North Korea. It's the capital of this country.
Time in Pyongyang is now 05:23 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Pyongyang with an UTC offset of 9 hours. We know of 7 airports nearby Pyongyang, of which 3 are larger airports. The closest airport in North Korea is Sunan International Airport in a distance of 14 mi (or 22 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in North Korea is Complex of Koguryo Tombs in a distance of 22 mi (or 35 km), South-West.
Being here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: P'yongsong, Namp'o, Sariwon, Chaeryong-up and Haeju. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 25°C / 77 °F
|Morning Temperature||20°C / 69 °F|
|Evening Temperature||25°C / 77 °F|
|Night Temperature||19°C / 67 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1008.6 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from North|
|Cloud Conditions||Overcast clouds, covering 98% of sky|
|General Conditions||Overcast clouds|
Thursday, 22nd of August 2019
28°C (82 °F)
20°C (67 °F)
Overcast clouds, calm.
Friday, 23rd of August 2019
26°C (78 °F)
20°C (68 °F)
Overcast clouds, gentle breeze.
Saturday, 24th of August 2019
25°C (77 °F)
19°C (66 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Videos from this area
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PYONGYANG METRO - Die U-Bahn in Pyongyang (23.04.2014)
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Propaganda car in Pyongyang (DPRK)
This was captured in the middle of the day in central Pyongyang. According to our guide, the propaganda car urged everyone to work harder to fullfill the wishes of the dear leader. They are...
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Air Koryo Il-18D - Approach & Landing Rwy 19 at Pyongyang Sunan Int'l (FNJ), North Korea
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17th Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair opens
The 17th Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair opened on May 12, 2014.
DPRK: Doing the timewarp: Day 1 Nickgibson's photos around Pyongyang, Korea Dem Peoples Rep
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Pyongyang Steamboat No. 1 Restaurant
A 1 minute view inside the Pyongyang Steamboat Number 1 Restaurant at night. A German Dresden model "copy" steamship built for Kim Il Sung which in the evening "sails" a short distance down...
Pyongyang celebra con desfile militar fin de la Guerra de Corea
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Pyongyang (North Korea) Circus with clowns blowing up the world with a Nuclear Weapon
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
The Juche Tower (officially the Tower of the Juche Idea) is a monument in Pyongyang, North Korea. The tower is named after the principle of Juche, developed by Kim Il Sung as a blend of autarky, self-reliance, nationalism, Korean traditionalism, and Marxism-Leninism. Completed in 1982, it is sited on the eastern bank of the River Taedong, directly opposite Kim Il Sung Square which is situated on the other side of the river. It was made to commemorate Kim Il Sung's 70th birthday.
Supreme People's Assembly
The Supreme People's Assembly (Hangul: 최고 인민 회의) is the unicameral parliament of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly known as North Korea. It consists of one deputy from each of 687 constituencies, elected to five-year terms. North Korea is a single-party state with the Workers' Party of Korea in power. Although two other parties exist, they are completely subservient to the WPK, which is granted a monopoly of power under the constitution.
The Chongnyon Hotel is a Class 'A' hotel located in P'yongyang, the capital city of North Korea. It has 30 floors, and opened in 1989. It is located at Chongchun (Youth) Street, Mangyongdae district, at the junction of Chongchun Street and Kwangbok (Liberation) Street.
List of airports in North Korea
This is a list of airports in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. North Korea may have as many as 78 usable airfields, although the state's secrecy makes it difficult to ascertain their number and condition with certainty. The state carrier, Air Koryo, joined the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in the late 1990s, and North Korea has proclaimed a program to upgrade several airports to international standards.
Pyongyang TV Tower
Pyongyang TV Tower is a free-standing concrete TV tower with an observation deck and a panorama restaurant at a height of 150 metres in Pyongyang, North Korea. It was built in April 1967 for enhancing the broadcasting area, which was very poor at the time, and because of the start of color TV broadcasts. It is mostly used for tourism. The Pyongyang TV Tower is heavily based on the design of the Ostankino Tower in Moscow, which was built at the same time.
The Liberation Monument is a monument in Pyongyang, North Korea. It was built in 1947 to honour Red Army soldiers who took part in liberating Korea from Imperial Japanese occupation during the final stage of the Second World War. Soviet paratroopers took control of Pyongyang on August 24, 1945. The monument is composed of a stele surmounted by a five-pointed red star, with the entire structure attaining a height of 30 meters.
Kim Il-sung Stadium
Kim Il-sung Stadium is the name of a large association football stadium located in Pyongyang, the capital city of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Arch of Triumph (Pyongyang)
The Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang was built to commemorate the Korean resistance to Japan from 1925 to 1945. Built in 1982 on the Triumph Return Square at the foot of Moran Hill (모란봉) in the North Korean capital city of Pyongyang, the monument was built to honour and glorify President Kim Il-sung's role in the military resistance for Korean independence.
Moranbong (Moran Hill) is located in the central part of Pyongyang, the capital of the North Korea. The hill is noted for its curious features and scenery, as well as its political significance. The hill is associated with the revolutionary history of President Kim Il-sung, leader Kim Jong Il and his wife Kim Jong Suk. At the foot of the hill Kim Il-sung in the 1940s allegedly gave a public speech after returning from exile. There are multiple monumental structures located on Moran Hill.
Battle of Pyongyang
The Battle of Pyongyang was the second major land battle of the First Sino-Japanese War. It took place on 15 September 1894 in Pyongyang, Korea between the forces of Meiji Japan and Qing China. It is sometimes referred to archaically in western sources as the “Battle of Ping-yang”.
Moranbong-guyŏk, or the Moranbong District, is one of the 19 guyŏk which constitute the city of Pyongyang, North Korea. It is located north of Chung-guyok, the city's central district, and is bordered to the north by Sosong and Taesong-guyoks, to the east by the Taedong River, and the west by the Potong River and Potonggang-guyok. It is named after Moran Hill located in the district's west area. It was designated a guyŏk in October 1960 by the Pyongyang City People's Committee.
Kim Il-sung Square
Kim Il-sung Square is a large city square in the center of Pyongyang, North Korea, and is named after the founding leader of North Korea, Kim Il-sung. Opened in August 1954, the square is located on the west bank of the Taedong River, directly opposite the Juche Tower on the other side of the river. It is the 30th largest square in the world, having an area of about 75,000 square meters (807,293 square feet) which can accommodate a rally of more than 100,000 people.
East Pyongyang Grand Theatre
The East Pyongyang Grand Theatre is a 2500 seat theatre located in the North Korean city of Pyongyang. It was the site of the 2008 concert by the New York Philharmonic, which was the first significant cultural visit to North Korea by the United States since the Korean War. The hall was built in 1989 and is normally a venue for performances that celebrate North Korea's dynastic leaders and national achievements, and "revolutionary operas that depict North Korea's struggles in song and dance.
Workers' Party of Korea
The Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) is the ruling political party of North Korea (DPRK). It is also called the Korean Workers' Party (KWP).
Potong Gate is the western gate of the inner complex of the walled city of Pyongyang. It was originally built in the sixth century as an official Koguryo construction, and was later rebuilt in 1473. It features a granite base topped by a two-story pavilion. The gate's pavilion was destroyed by American bombings during the destruction of Pyongyang in Korean War, but was later reconstructed in 1955. It is listed as National Treasures #3 in North Korea.
Not to be confused with Dongdaemun, the old east gate of Seoul TaedongmunChosŏn'gŭl 대동문 Hancha 大同門 McCune–Reischauer Taedongmun Revised Romanization Daedongmun Taedong Gate is the eastern gate of the inner castle of the walled city of Pyongyang, and one of the National Treasures of North Korea.
Ryongwang Pavilion is a scenic overlook located in the central district of Pyongyang, North Korea. Located on the bank of the Taedong River, the pavilion was first constructed during the Goguryeo dynasty as "Sansu Pavilion", and was part of the defenses of the walled city of Pyongyang (along with the nearby Taedong Gate and Pyongyang Bell. It is labeled as National Treasure #16 in North Korea.
Grand People's Study House
The Grand People's Study House is the central library located in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang. The building is situated on Kim Il-sung Square by the banks of the Taedong River.
Sungryong Hall is a shrine dedicated to the founding kings of ancient Korea located in the center of Pyongyang, North Korea. It is listed as National Treasure #6.
Okryugwan or Okryu Restaurant is a restaurant in Pyongyang, North Korea, founded in 1960. North Korea analyst Andrei Lankov describes it as one of two restaurants—the other being Ch'ongryugwan—which have "defined the culinary life of Pyongyang" since the 1980s, and a "living museum of culinary art". The chief chef is Ra Suk-gyong.
Okryu Bridge, also spelled Ongnyu Bridge, is a bridge on the Taedong River in Pyongyang, North Korea. Construction began in March 1958; the bridge was opened in August 1960. Located between the Rungra Bridge and Taedong Bridge, it is one of six Pyongyang bridges on the Taedong. It connects Chung-guyok on the Taedong's right (west) bank to Taedonggang-guyok on the left bank. The famous restaurant Okryugwan is near its right foot, while the Juche Tower is located just south of its left foot.
The Rungna Bridge is a bridge in Pyongyang, North Korea, one of the city's six bridges on the Taedong River. Located between the Okryu Bridge to the south and Chongryu Bridge to the north, it connects Moranbong-guyok on the right (west) bank of the Taedong River with Taedonggang-guyok on the left bank, passing through Rungnado Island in the middle. It totals 1,070 metres in length. It was completed in 1988. An image of the bridge appeared on the reverse of 500-won banknotes from 1992.
Rungna Islet is an islet in Pyongyang, North Korea, located in the middle of the Taedong River. Its total area is 1.3 square kilometres . The Chongryu Bridge on the north side and the Rungna Bridge on the south side connect the islet to the rest of Pyongyang. The islet is a good place to see some of the Eight Views of Pyongyang. Recreational facilities on the islet include the Rungnado May Day Stadium.
Kaeson Youth Park
The Kaeson Youth Park is an amusement park located in Pyongyang, North Korea. Opening in 1984, the park is located near the Kim Il Sung Stadium and in the west foot of Moran Hill. The carousel, fun house and amusement park rides like the ferris wheel comprise an area of 40 ha. The parks was erected as part of the Triumphal Arch dedication. It has been previously been described as being in poor repair.
Pyongyang Department Store No. 1
The Pyongyang Department Store No. 1 (also known as Paradise Department Store) is a major retail store in Pyongyang, North Korea. Located in downtown Pyongyang, it is one of the largest retail stores in the country and is often the site of large commodity exhibitions. The store offers a wide variety of items including foodstuffs, electronics, clothing, and furniture. As of 2013, approximately 70% of the items in the store are produced domestically.
These districts belong to Pyongyang.
- Ch'ongnyu i-dong
- Ch'ongnyu il-tong
- Ch'ongnyu sam-dong
- Misan i-dong
- Munhung i-dong
- Munhung il-tong
- Munsin i-dong
- Munsin il-tong
- Munsu il-tong
- Naengch'on i-dong
- Naengch'on il-tong
- Ongnyu i-dong
- Ongnyu il-tong
- Ongnyu sam-dong
- Sagog i-dong
- Sagog il-tong
- Samma il-tong
- Sinhung i-dong
- Sinhung il-tong
- Sinhung sam-dong
- Soryong il-tong
- Soyong i-dong
- T'apche i-dong
- T'apche il-tong
- T'apche sam-dong
- Tongdaewon il-tong
- Tongmun i-dong
- Tongmun il-tong
- Tongshin il-tong
- Tongshin sam-dong
- Yonghung 1-tong
- Yonghung i-dong
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Pyongyang.
This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Heijō, Pingyang, Hpyeng-yang, Phyeng-yang, Heizyō, P-hjöng-jang, Heizyō Hu, Heijō-fu, Phyong-yang, Pienyang, Pyeongyang, Pjongjang, ፕዮንግያንግ, بيونغيانغ, Pyongyang, Pxenyan, Горад Пхеньян, Пхенян, পিয়ং ইয়াং, ཕོང་ཡང་།, پیۆنگیانگ, Pchjongjang, P'yŏngyang, Pjöngjang, Πιονγκγιάνγκ, Πιονγιάνγκ, Pyongyang-si, P'yŏngyang-si, Pjongjango, Pionyang, Piongiang, پیونگیانگ, פיונגיאנג, प्योंगयांग, Phenjan, Փխենյան, FNJ, 平壌, ფხენიანი, Пхеньян, ಪ್ಯೊನ್ಗ್ಯಾಂಗ್, 평양시, 평양, 평양직할시, Pchenjanas, Phenjana, Пјонгјанг, प्याँगयांग, پيونگ يانگ, ਪਿਓਂਗਯਾਂਗ, پیانگ یانگ, پيونګيانګ, Pionguiangue, Phenian, Pjongian, பியொங்யாங், เปียงยาง, پيوڭياڭ, Bình Nhưỡng, Pyöngyang, 平壤市, פיאנגיאנג, 平壤