The grand mass gymnastics and artistic performance The Glorious Country, which was premiered on September 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the DPRK, draws a legion of audiences.
Almost every day, in and around the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, there is an endless stream of people coming all the way to enjoy the extravaganza.
At the venue for the performance, which sits on the bank of the picturesque Taedong River, you can also see foreign tourists.
Upon enjoying the inaugural performance, some foreigners said in the following vein.
A tourist from Singapore: I have heard that the grand mass gymnastics and artistic performance Arirang was registered in the Guinness Book of World Records. Here I have seen this performance with my own eyes, finding it a wonderful masterpiece. I want to see it again. I will come again next time.
A tourist from the UK: I am pleased to see the marvellous performance in the beautiful May Day Stadium in Pyongyang. Everything is fresh and unique. Particularly, the backdrop has caught my eyes all along. It is unbelievable that 17 000 people are sitting together there. It is just like a machine. Such a scene cannot be found elsewhere. I will cherish this memory all my life.
A tourist from Estonia: I have heard a lot about such mass gymnastics of the DPRK. This time I have had firsthand experience of it and it is really impressive. Through this performance the might of this country has been demonstrated once again. Such acts as Reunified 3 000-ri Land and International Friendship are very exceptional.
The performance goes on, receiving an increasing number of applications from at home and abroad.