Moranbong

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This article is about the hill in Pyongyang. For the band, see Moranbong Band.
For other uses, see Moranbong-guyok.
Moran Hill
Moranbong in Pyongyang.jpg
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl 모란봉
Hancha
Revised Romanization Moranbong
McCune–Reischauer Moranbong

Moranbong or Moran Hill (literally "Peony Hill", often "Peony Peak")[1] forms a park located in central Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. Its 312-foot (95 m) summit is the location of the Pyongyang TV Tower.[2]

There are multiple monumental structures located on Moran Hill. They include the Arch of Triumph, Kim Il-sung Stadium, the monument to President Kim Il-sung's handwritings from his address at a rally to welcome him when he returned to Pyongyang and the mural painting in commemoration of President Kim Il-sung's speech on his return. At the foot of the hill is the Jonsung revolutionary site, which conveys the "revolutionary achievements" of President Kim Il-sung and the Hungbu revolutionary site which is associated with the history of leader Kim Jong Il and includes trees bearing slogans written during the independence revolutionary struggle.

Map showing the extent of the Park.

The area surrounding the hill is now a recreation area, including the Moranbong Theatre, the Kaeson Youth Park, an open-air theatre in the Youth Park, the Moran Restaurant, an afforestation exhibition and a small zoo. The Okryu Restaurant is also located nearby.[3]

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  1. ^ Buzo, Adrian (1981). "North Korea—Yesterday and Today" (PDF). Transactions. Seoul: Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch. 56: 4. ISSN 1229-0009. Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 December 2015. The river winds down from the northwest, curves almost due south around the wooded hill to the north of the old town known as Moranbong (Peony Peak), and then girds the eastern and southern boundaries of the city proper before swinging westward to the sea. The rock cliffs of Moranbong, the mid‑stream wooded islets, the broad tree‑lined quays and the undulating countryside all add up to a pleasant vista. 
  2. ^ Corfield, Justin (2013). Historical Dictionary of Pyongyang. Anthem Historical Dictionaries of Cities. London: Anthem Press. pp. 144–146. ISBN 978-0-85728-234-7. OCLC 900194428. 
  3. ^ "Okryu restaurant". Pyongyang: Korean Central News Agency. 31 August 1998. Archived from the original on 20 March 2015. 

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Coordinates: 39°02′25″N 125°45′30″E / 39.04028°N 125.75833°E / 39.04028; 125.75833