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Kim Jong Il's Life



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Exchange between the children & the youths

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Songdowon International Children’s Union Camp

The Songdowon International Children’s Union Camp situated in Songdowon, Wonsan City, Kangwon Province, is the largest in the DPRK.
It started operation as the Central Children’s Union Camp in August 1960, and was renamed as the present one in August 1985. It was rebuilt into the one with the capacity of accommodating over 1 200 children, with a total floor-space of 40 000 ㎢, under the deep concern of President Kim Il Sung and the leader Kim Jong Il.
It is fully equipped with all facilities for camping, including two camp buildings and the International Friendship Children’s Hall. A large number of children of many countries around the world visit the camp every year to do maritime physical activities, mountain climbing, contests, sports and entertainment games.

Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s Palace

The Mangyongdae Schoolchildren’s Palace situated in Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang, is the comprehensive base of extracurricular activities built in May 1985.
It covers an area of 300 000 ㎢, and its floor-space is 120 000 ㎢. The eight-storeyed palace has a hundred and dozens of circles in the fields of computer, science, arts and sports, a library with 100 000 volumes of books, an electronic game house and a theatre with 2 000 seating capacity.
It also has an outdoor drive training course and a roller-skating ground. Thousands of students of primary and secondary schools in Pyongyang visit the palace every day to participate in various extracurricular activities according to their wish and hobby.

Pyongyang Students and Children’s Palace

The Pyongyang Students and Children’s Palace is the 13-storeyed towery building situated in Central District, Pyongyang. It was built in September 1963.
It covers a wide area of 110 000 ㎢, and has hundreds of circles in the fields of science, arts and literature and sports, a library, a fauna and flora museum, an entertainment room, a theatre with 1 100 seating capacity, an indoor stadium and an outdoor practice ground.
It also has an astronomical observatory and a gazebo on the top. It is visited by thousands of primary and secondary schoolers every day.

Youth Central Hall

The Youth Central Hall situated on the picturesque bank of Taedong River in Pyongyang was opened in May 1989.
It covers an area of 56 000 ㎢ and has a multipurpose hall with the capacity of accommodating 1 000 persons, theatres, meeting rooms, an exhibition room and circle rooms.
It serves as the venue for such domestic and international functions and meetings as the lecture meeting, symposium, concert, dancing party and exhibition of youths and students.