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  Ulmil Pavilion

  •   From olden times the spring scenery of the Ulmil Pavilion has been famous as one of the eight scenic attractions in Pyongyang.
      The gable roof of the pavilion retaining the unique architectural style of the Korean nation looks more elegant as it goes well with the scenery of Moran Hill.
      The pavilion was built as a military command post in the middle of the 6th century when Koguryo was building the inner wall of the Walled City of Pyongyang.
      During the Fatherland Liberation War, the pavilion was destroyed by the bombing by the US imperialists, but after the war it was restored thanks to the policy of the Workers’ Party of Korea on the preservation of the national cultural heritage.
      The name of the pavilion originated from the word Utmirutho (upper hill); it is also associated with the folk tale that Saint Ulmil often came there from the sky to enjoy himself and the folk tale that General Ulmil fought to defend it in the days of Koguryo.
      Today the pavilion serves as a place for the people to enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the capital city of Pyongyang.