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The mysterious Grand People's Study House of DPRK (7)

People's Daily Online)  08:09, September 10, 2012

People are absorbed in learning Chinese in the Grand People’s Study House, Sept. 5, 2012. Chinese is among most popular languages in DPRK. (Photo/Xinhua)

Edited and Translated by Zhu Rui, People's Daily Online

The Grand People's Study House of DPRK is the national library in Pyongyang, DPRK. The building, constructed in April 1982, is situated on Kim Il-sung Square by the banks of the Taedong River.

The Study House, reputed as “DPRK’s center of social education”, has a total floor space of 100,000 square meters and 600 rooms. It can house up to 30 million books, including 50,000 Chinese books. Some foreign language classes and lectures are held regularly there.

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