Mangyongdae is the birthplace of President Kim Il Sung and where he spent his childhood. It is a sacred place for the Korean people.
The Mangyongdae Revolutionary Museum was opened to the public in 1970.
Mangyongdae is situated on the banks of the Taedonggang River.
It is situated just a short walk from Mangyongdae Funfair.
On display at the Mangyongdae Native House are historic relics used by the President in his childhood, and other materials preserved in their original state.
You can look into the different rooms of the house and see how Kim Il Sung and his family used to live, and the materials they used to use.
Other things on display include:
- When you enter the house area, there is a small yellow coloured stone acting as a barrier so you don't get too close. This is hard to miss sometimes, but it is VERY important NOT to step on this. This causes great offence to the Korean people.
- Since this is a sacred place for Koreans, you should go dressed accordingly. It's not necessary to wear a shirt and tie, but flip flops are not permitted.
- You should remain on respectful behaviour in this location; no running, shouting, or chewing gum.