In October 2013, North Korean military personnel and party officials stood sternly at the opening ceremony of the latest venue meant to display North Korean wealth and devotion to their Dear Leader: a water park.
Said Premiere Pak Jong Ju of the new water park, “[It] is the edifice built thanks to Korean Peoples’ Army service personnel’s spirit of devotedly carrying out any project and their fighting traits as they are ready to flatten even a high mountain at a go-in-hearty response to the order of the supreme commander.”
Located in east Pyongyang, Munsu Water Park covers about 37 acres of land, features a smorgasbord of both indoor and outdoor attractions, and has been called the “creepiest water park you’ve ever seen” by The Washington Post.
As this picture shows, the park’s opening ceremony was a grand affair. Source: Washington Post