North Korea is like China in the 1960s. While visiting in the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, pointing at a map, an interpreter told us that Mao Anying, son of then President of China Mao Zedong, was died there, he said grievously. I shouldn’t feel happy about people lost their family, but I am relieved to see that because Mao Anying died, that he did not became another Kim Jong-il, that China didn’t become another North Korea.
I saw this on Wikipedia, and was surprised by how it looks in the photo compared with what I saw several months ago. This hotel’s construction has been halted for decades; even though it has dominated the skyline of Pyongyang, the actual information about it is hard to obtain, and North Korean tour guides would stop you from taking photos of this building. But I managed to take some covertly, and here it is, this is how Ryugyong Hotel looked on July 2010. The one from Wikipedia is more likely to be a mock-up.