My wife is Korean and I speak Korean and I have a degree in North Korean studies. The impact and importance of China in modern Korean is undeniable. All the other people walking up to the entry were disappointed to see that it was closed for a long lunch. really long. considering the minimal energy expended by the staff and their big numbers this could have been staggered but long all go together lunches seems to be the norm in any govt related activity in China and the DPRK. We went somewhere to enjoy AC and then got tickets. 20RMB each We had to wear shoe covers, and photos were not allowed. There are signs that say so in Korean and Chinese. Every Korean person with us was taking pictures, tho. The freshly nourished staff would shout the only sentence they know in Korean-- do not take pictures- and the photographers would kind of stop, for a few minutes. Interestingly, a person who spoke Korean and Chinese asked "why not take pictures?" the staff guy says "it's the rules". "Who's rules?" then "You be careful!" OK-- I think the governmnet of China runs this place to make money and draw Korean visitors, they make it look vaguely like a Korean run thing, so they solicit donations. Where does it all go?