Puyong Hall, Haeju | North Korea Travel Guide
One of the most impressive and scenic pavilions in North Korea today, a spot commonly used for local weddings and celebrations.
Built in 1500. Originally this pavilion sat outside a gate of the walled city. Significantly damaged during the Korean War, Puyong Hall has since been rebuilt and stands in a picturesque lily pond.
Local legends tell of magical ways of quieting the frogs in the pond and these tales can be told to any visitors.
As there is sadly a dearth of sites to visit in Haeju city itself this is the major attraction of the urban area.
Despite being very pretty the Pudong Pavilion really only supports a visit of a few minutes for photos, unless you are lucky enough to stumble across a wedding or celebration going on here.
Walking from the Haeju Hotel is vastly preferable that driving here as it offers a rare chance to see a bit of the city.
Opposite the Pavilion is a small Folk Park that is occasionally open for tourists to spend a few minutes looking around.