The Changgwangsan Hotel is located in the Central District of Pyongyang, a five minute walk away from the Air Koryo offices and the Ragwon Department Store. Near the Pothong River, this hotel was built in 1975 and refurbished in 2006. It offers great views of central landmarks such as the Cultural House and the Ice Rink.
As you enter the hotel lobby which is decorated with large
chandeliers, an impressive portrait of the Leaders of DPRK is shown.
The Leaders are shown in Mt. Paekdu, a sacred place for Koreans. Mt.
Paekdu is partly located in China too and many South Koreans go to that
part of the mountain to visit what is considered the point of origin of
the Korean people.
There is a shop in the hotel lobby right next to the main reception.
A variety of DPRK products can be purchased here. Daily commodity
products can be purchased at a smaller stall located outside the
Changwangsan's main shop.
The Changgwangsan Hotel has 18 floors and 420 rooms. The bedrooms in
Changwangsan Hotel are divided into different categories.
Standard twin rooms have AC, TV with local channels and all basic
amenities required. You should note that this hotel is not used by many
If what you are looking for is a more luxurious experience in this
hotel you may consider the Deluxe Rooms. These have ample space with a
bedroom, office and living room. Views outside the hotel show daily
life from close up in the North Korean capital.
Please check our Pyongyang Hotels page to see information on other hotels in the capital of North Korea other than the Changgwangsan Hotel or go to our North Korea Hotels page for an overview of hotels around DPRK.