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May Day Stadium, North Korea

From series “Top 14 Sport Stadiums with Impressive Design”
Year: 1989.

A really incredible stadium is located in Pyongyang. The stadium of the 1st of May was in 1989, on the occasion of the XIII. Festivals of youth and students. The stadium can accommodate 150,000 spectators and surprises not only with the impressive size, but also with the original form.

May Day Stadium, North Korea The huge building is stylized like a magnolia flower. This similarity is due to 16 arches surrounding the stadium round-the-round. Since the opening, the stadium has been used for the most important cultural events. At the stadium of the 1st of May, the annual Ariran show, which is attended by more than 100,000 people. In addition, the national football team North Korea plays their home games on the stadium. Here are the excellent conditions for viewing the sporting events.

Currently, the stadium on May 1 is the largest stadium on the planet. Many curious tourists and sports lovers dream of visiting it. The general area of ​​the stadium is 207 thousand square meters. It is remarkable that there are only seats for spectators at the stadium. On holidays and during cultural events the stadium is illuminated by the incredibly interesting illumination. On the day of Ariran the stadium is almost always full. Next - Marina Bay Stadium

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Cafe/restaurant: 'Kim Jong Chick-Un' in 0.01 km
Railway station: 'Samhung' in 1.63 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Incheon Airport ICN - in 185 km
 »  Gimpo Airport SEL - in 188 km
 »  Seoul Airbase Airport SSN - in 213 km
 »  Suwon Airport SWU - in 228 km
 »  Osan Ab Airport OSN - in 243 km
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Top destination around May Day Stadium - Pyongyang

The new ruler returned the capital to Pyongyang in 427. Two hundred and forty years later, the Korean kingdom Silla together with the Tang dynasty of China occupied the territory of Goguryeo. After that, the Goryeo dynasty became the new rulers in the region. The importance of the capital was increasing, and so the new kings changed the city’s name to Sogyong. North Korea became an independent country only in 1945. At that time, Pyongyang was heavily influenced by the Soviet Union. The capital suffered much damage during the Korean War due to numerous bombings. However, the government managed to restore the city fast when the war was over.

The Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, which was formerly known as the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, remains one of the most famous attractions in Pyongyang. Some people informally call it the Kim Il-sung Mausoleum. This large palace complex is the mausoleum and the grave of the great leader and the founder of North Korea - Kim Il-sung. The palace was built in 1976. For many years, it was the residence of Kim Il-sung. When North Korea’s leader died on July 8, 1994, his son ordered to transform the palace into his father’s memorial complex. Tourists are allowed to visit the palace, but they need to be dressed formally to be allowed to enter. All belongings must be left in the reception before the entrance. Visitors are also allowed to have a wristwatch. During a promenade in the corridors of the palace, visitors listen to the biography of Kim Il-sung.
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