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Munsu Water Park Opens

View of opening ceremony opening the Munsu Water Park in east Pyongyang on 15 October 2013 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

View of opening ceremony opening the Munsu Water Park in east Pyongyang on 15 October 2013 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

The Munsu Water Park, a water amusement park in east Pyongyang that has been under construction since February 2013, opened with a ceremony on 15 October (Tuesday).  Ceremony participants included Pak Pong Ju (DPRK Premier), Gen. Jang Jong Nam (Minister of the People’s Armed Forces), Kim Ki Nam (Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Secretary), Mun Kyong Dok (Chief Secretary of the Pyongyang KWP Committee), Ro Tu Chol (DPRK Vice Premier and Chairman of the State Planning Commission), “officials of the party, armed forces and power organs, working people’s organizations, ministries and national institutions, soldier-builders, people from all walks of life, school youth and children, the chief of the Pyongyang Mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front and overseas Koreans” along with “diplomatic envoys of various countries, representatives of international bodies and military attaches with their wives, staff members of foreign embassies here and foreign guests staying in the DPRK.”

A plaster statue of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il created by the Mansudae Art Studio in the lobby of an indoor swimming pool at Munsu Water Park in east Pyongyang (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

A plaster statue of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il created by the Mansudae Art Studio in the lobby of an indoor swimming pool at Munsu Water Park in east Pyongyang (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Senor DPRK officials hold a ceremonial red ribbon being cut by representatives of Pyongyang's population during a ceremony opening the Munsu Water Park in east Pyongyang on 15 October 2013 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Senor DPRK officials hold a ceremonial red ribbon being cut by representatives of Pyongyang’s population during a ceremony opening the Munsu Water Park in east Pyongyang on 15 October 2013 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Overview of the Munsu Water Park in east Pyongyang during its opening ceremony on 15 October 2013 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Overview of the Munsu Water Park in east Pyongyang during its opening ceremony on 15 October 2013 (Photo: Rodong Sinmun).

Pak Pong Ju delivered a speech formally opening the Munsu Water Park.  According to KCNA, Pak said “the water park is the edifice built thanks to KPA 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” and “stressed the need for officials and employees of the water park to serve the people in the spirit of devoted service to them and take good care of all facilities so as to glorify forever Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) leadership exploits and make sure that the party’s warm love for the people reaches the working people and school youth and children.”  A ceremonial ribbon was cut by representatives of students, children, Pyongyang citizens, the Korean People’s Army [KPA] units who constructed the swimming complex and Mun Kyong Dok.  According to KCNA, “people from all walks of life and school youth and children participating in the ceremony were deeply admired to go round different places of the Munsu Water Park successfully built as a leisure complex for the people to be proud of before the world.”

The Munsu Water Park (which has previously been identified as the Munsu Wading Pool and the Munsu Swimming Complex during its construction) is the third large construction project in Pyongyang to open this week.  On 13 October (Sunday) KWP Secretary and Supreme People’s Assembly Chairman Choe Tae Bok (Choe T’ae-pok) presided over two separate ceremonies which opened the Okryu (Ongyu) Children’s Hospital and Ryugyo’ng Dental Hospital.

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2 comments on “Munsu Water Park Opens

  1. Greg
    10/16/2013

    I would like to see a HUGE water slide.

  2. Pingback: North Korea just built the creepiest water park you’ve ever seen

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