- Children’s Palace
New Delhi : (Arsh News) – A base for extracurricular activities of schoolchildren, the Mangyongdae
Schoolchildren’s Palace is situated in Kwangbok Street of Pyongyang, the capital
city of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Inaugurated in May 1989 and renovated in October 2015, the palace covers a
total floor space of about 105 000㎡ on an area of about 214 000㎡ and has 140
club rooms and halls, general art practice hall, theatre, gymnasium, swimming
pool, library, e-library, electronic recreation hall, 4D simulation cinema,
astronomical knowledge learning area, hall of stuffed animals sent by President
Kim Il Sung, Chairman Kim Jong Il and the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un. It
can accommodate more than 5 000 schoolchildren a day.
After school is over, schoolchildren come to the palace and cultivate their
talents in the rooms they choose according to their aptitudes or have various
meetings like oratorical or singing contests.
For the past 30 years after its inauguration it has trained a large number of
promising scientists, artistes and sportspersons.
After visiting the palace, many foreigners said that they came to know well
how the DPRK nurtured its future and that they were so impressed by the fact that
it provided such excellent palaces and good equipment to children free of charge so
as to bring their talents into full bloom.