Sinuiju market upgrade

Below is the Google Earth satellite image from an area south of Sinuiju:

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The busy area at the top of the image is a local market (Jangmadang).

Below is a more recent image of the same area.

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We can see that the initial market has been closed and relocated to a larger and more modern facility.  This one is closer to the main road and reminds me of the Tongil Market in Pyongyang in terms of size and prominence.  Most all of the other markets are hidden from the main roads.

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2 Responses to “Sinuiju market upgrade”

  1. North Korean Economy Watch » Blog Archive » Google Earth as a historical document Says:

    […] Here is a previous post on a Sinuiju market upgrade. […]

  2. North Korean Economy Watch » Blog Archive » What’s new in Sinuiju? Says:

    […] construction in Sinuiju and Phihyon County I blogged about the new Sinuiju market here. Below is imagery of the new Phihyon County Market […]