Munsu Water Park

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Munsu Water Park
Munsu Water Park.jpg
LocationPyongyang, North Korea
Coordinates39°02′23″N 125°46′52″E / 39.0396°N 125.7812°E / 39.0396; 125.7812Coordinates: 39°02′23″N 125°46′52″E / 39.0396°N 125.7812°E / 39.0396; 125.7812
OpenedNovember 2013 (2013-11)
Operating seasonyear round (indoor only)
Area15 hectares (37 acres)
Poolsindoor and outdoor pools
Water slides6 outdoor, 2 indoor water slides
Munsu Water Park

Munsu Water Park (Korean: 문수물놀이장) is a state run water park located in the east of Pyongyang, North Korea, which opened to the public in November 2013.[1] The park covers an area of 15 hectares (37 acres) with indoor and outdoor activities available all year round.[2]

Completion ceremony[edit]

The park's completion ceremony took place on 15 October 2013[3] and involved the chiefs of the armed forces along with top government officials. Premier of North Korea Pak Pong-ju delivered a speech saying that "The water park is the edifice built thanks to Korean Peoples' Army service personnel’s spirit of devotedly carrying out any project and their fighting traits as they are ready to flatten even a high mountain at a go in hearty response to the order of the supreme commander."[4]

Facilities[edit]

The park has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 14 water slides,[5] a volleyball court, basketball court, a rock climbing wall, a hairdresser as well as a buffet restaurant, cafe and a bar.[2] A life size statue of Kim Jong-Il stands in the foyer of the indoor swimming pool.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Debna, Neela (21 October 2013). "North Korea opens Munsu Water Park with over-the-top celebrations". The Independent (UK). Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "New DPRK Site Spotted: Munsu Water Park". Uri Tours. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Completion ceremony held for Munsu Water Park in DPRK". Xinhua News Agency. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  4. ^ Fisher, Max (18 October 2013). "North Korea just built the creepiest water park you've ever seen". The Washington Post. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  5. ^ https://www.newsweek.com/kim-jong-un-water-park-fan-637200
  6. ^ http://www.itv.com/news/2015-11-24/a-rare-glimpse-inside-a-north-korean-waterpark/

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