|• Revised Romanization||Jung-guyeok|
The Grand People's Study House and Kim Il-sung Square (with Ryugyong Hotel in background)
|Administrative divisions||19 administrative dong|
Chung-guyŏk (Central District) is one of the 19 guyok which constitute the city of Pyongyang, North Korea. The district is located in the center of the city, between the Potong and Taedong Rivers, and is bordered to the north by Moranbong-guyok, to the northwest by Potonggang-guyok, and to the south by Pyongchon-guyok.
As the centre of Pyongyang, the district holds many of the city's most important buildings. The famous Kim Il-sung Square is located along the banks of the Taedong river, together with the Grand People's Study House, which is the national library of North Korea. Chung-guyok was once the historical centre of Pyongyang, and was almost completely obliterated during the Korean War by American bombing. Vestiges of the old city can still be seen, and the district is home to several of North Korea's National Treasures, including the rebuilt Potong and Taedong Gates, the Pyongyang Bell, the Ryongwang Pavilion, and the Sungryong and Sungin Halls. Other buildings include the Koryo Hotel, Taedonggang Hotel, Pyongyang First Department Store, The National Stamp museum of the DPRK, The Pyongyang Central Children's palace and Taedongmoon Cinema.
The Pyongyang Metro runs through this district, with stops at Yonggwang, Ponghwa and Sungri Stations.
- The Grand People's Study House of the DPR of Korea. UN System Depository Libraries. Retrieved on August 31, 2008.
- "Contact." Air Koryo. Retrieved on August 6, 2009.