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Address: Pyongyang, North Korea

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Went for liberation day celebration. Was very impressed with the acrobatic performances but incredibly nervous the entire time. North Korea on the whole seems to be obsessed... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2015
Kimberly C
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San Francisco, California
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353 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While there may or may not be animals depending on when you go (which may or may not be a deterrent), the rest of the acts are very high-caliber. Their flying trapeze act is world renown, as they regularly pull off a quadruple back-tuck (though their special trapeze does make it a bit easier to do). They also have a... More 

Thank Mike G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We asked were there any animals our guide told us there may be a dog doing counting. To our horror there was a pair of dancing black bears. Don't go

2 Thank DavidB22
Heidelberg, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

There are live bears in this, they are very thin sad looking things. Our whole group was pretty confronted by this. If it wasn't for the Bears I would give it 5 stars The people are amazing. But the Bears I can't get over it

Thank Michelle N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

A must see in Pyongyang...a beautiful arena with a fantastic show for everyone..totally old school fantastic performance done by the best professional athletes. Totally fantastic show. A must do in Pyongyang.

Thank Thomas F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Went for liberation day celebration. Was very impressed with the acrobatic performances but incredibly nervous the entire time. North Korea on the whole seems to be obsessed with grandiosity and dramatic effect- they really pushed the limits with their performers. Generally everyone completed their tricks safely and without complications. The contortionist in the first act, however, was unable to execute... More 

3 Thank Kimberly C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

We visited this hell hole earlier this week. After being told that there are no animals i was happy to go. But they brought out bears. (She was told that there was no animals).So not her fault. But i wish i never went. The bears were so thin and looked terrible. They are not looked after and have been straped... More 

4 Thank DL1980Brisbane
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Naturally foreigners were segregated from locals - us outsiders were in the base of the circus theatre. The show was amazing. Those guys and girls could have made a mistake at any time and would have come out of it very badly, but they were amazing. I looked around at one point and everyone's mouth was open with astonishment. Initially,... More 

Thank Roger T
Crowsnest Pass, Canada
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Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Our tour group went here after returning from the DMZ earlier in the day so, needless to say, I was pretty tired upon arriving especially after an early morning & lots of time on the bus. Fortunately there was a lot happening in the circus show to keep one's attention. The acrobatics is phenomenal & increases in difficulty as the... More 

Thank JamesDanger
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Amazing acrobatics, trapeze etc. It really was superb. Horrifying animal acts, beware and DO NOT attend if you will get upset at seeing animals in a circus act. The bears....I honestly thought they were people in bear costumes because they were so human-like. How did they get like this? Presumably only as a result of terrible treatment from the trainers.... More 

4 Thank Kiwi_00001
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324 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

For me, Pyongyang had several highlights. The circus was one of them. The athletic ability of these performers is on par with anything you might see at Cirque de Soleil. Absolutely amazing!

2 Thank DHWShanghai

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