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Local children visiting the native house in 2015

The Mangyongdae native house, situated just outside of Pyongyang is the alleged birthplace and family home of the North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung, a wide reaching and well kept park has been built around the house.

The home, a reconstruction, depicts Kim Il-Sung's family as humble and poor farmers, with a number of objects and farm tools on display apparently belonging to them. The historical accuracy of the home however has been questioned, for records show Kim Il-Sung was born in a middle class family and his father was a Christian Pastor; as well as the fact that he spent a considerable amount of his childhood outside of the country, in China.

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This article is part of a series on Pyongyang


Places: Arch of Triumph- Arch of Reunification- Grand People's Study House- Juche Tower- Kim Il-Sung Square- Kumusan Palace of the Sun- Mansu Grand Hill Monument- Mansudae Art Studio- Mangyongdae native house- Pyongyang Metro- Pyongyang Railway Station- Pyongyang Zoo- Reunification Street- Ryomyong Street- Revolutionary Martyr's Cemetery- Science Street- Taedong River Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum- Yanggakdo Island
Hotels: Yanggakdo international hotel- Koryo Hotel- Sosan Hotel- Ryugyong Hotel (unfinished)

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