Russia - DPRK Friendship House
The Russia – DPRK Friendship House is a small exhibition of photos showing the relationship between the two named countries.
A one-storey structure with two rooms of photos and one with a conference table and a few more pictures. From Kim Il Sung’s visits to the USSR in the early days of the DPRK to more recent trips by Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un.
Also on display are photos of visits to North Korea by Russian Presidents Putin and Medvedev as well as regional governors and leaders during the Soviet times.
Despite being a guided tour, with a lady on hand to specifically explain this site to visitors, this really only takes 10 minutes maximum to looks around.
One disappointment is that photos are not allowed inside, while everything on display is a photo itself, and all are available to find online this seems like an oversight and a needless restriction which serves to simply confuse visitors rather than add any mystique to the process. Hopefully, this policy will be rectified before too long!
Not an essential visit, but when in Tumangang there is not a huge amount do. So why not make a trip here anyway.
There is a companion building in Khasan just across the nearby border in Russia, a country which you can see from this building.