Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Yanggakdo International Hotel is one of the largest working hotels in the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea. The hotel is located on Yanggakdo (Yanggak Island), two kilometers to the south-east of the center of Pyongyang, the nation''s capital. Its rises to an overall height of 170 meters and sports a slowly revolving restaurant on the 47th floor. The hotel is said to contain 1,000 rooms and a total floor space of 87,870 square meters. The entire structure is understood to have been built in the 1980s by a French company and opened in 1995. The North Korean currency can be purchased at official rates at reception, and postcards and letters can be mailed from the desk next to it. Behind the latter, there is a small shop which sells basic commodities at western prices.