North Korea Travel Guide

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North Korea Highlights

  • Pro
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    Willettsworld says…

     Surreal beyond belief, like no other country on earth, go see it before it ends! 

  • Con
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     Not allowed to walk around by yourself, always with guides, can never tap into the 'real' DPRK 

  • In a nutshell
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     One messed up scary place 

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P'yongyang

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Kaesong

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P'anmunjom-ni

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Myohyang-sanmaek

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Wonsan

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Namp'o

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Soeul

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P'yongyang

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  • A certain maritime incident

    P'yongyang Things to Do

    Moored on the north bank of the Taedong River, is the only US Navy currently being held captive. The DPRK are inordinately proud of the capture of this small vessel, caught spying in the DPRKs territorial waters on 23 January 1968. Two US sailors were killed during the capture of the vessel, but the remaining 82 were taken prisoner. The crew had...

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  • Koryo Hotel

    P'yongyang Hotels

    Pyongyang, North Korea

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  • Revolutionary Martyrs' Cemetary

    P'yongyang Things to Do

    The glorious fallen of the struggle against Japanese occupation, and of the Korean war are commemorated at the Revolutionary Martyrs' Cemetery, on Taesong Hill, just a short drive from downtown P'yongyang. Korean visitors enter through a large ceremonial gate, and proceed up a wide stairway. Our trusty tour bus takes us up a winding road to a...

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Kaesong

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  • Korean Movies and CDs

    Kaesong Shopping

    The Gift shop at the folk hotel had the usual array of souvenirs on offer - celadon pottery, books about the sights of old Kaesong, but the highlights for us were the selection of DVDs of North Korean film, and Korean Music.The music on offer was usually of a military or patriotic nature, full of stirring marches and more reminiscent of Russian...

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  • Customers are advised NOT to fiddle....

    Kaesong Warnings and Dangers

    My room at the folk hotel had traditional Korean 'ondol' underfloor heating. Not so sure about the safety of the wiring!

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  • Pansanggi Restaurant in Kaesong

    Kaesong Restaurants

    Like many other times in the DPRK when we stopped for lunch, the bus just pulled up in from of what looked otherwise like an apartment building. When we trooped inside we found tables set up with a multitude of little brass dishes. Always an odd number apparently. We got 13. At the rear of the room was a mural of Mt Paektu.The style of restaurant...

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P'anmunjom-ni

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  • 'Peace Museum' and Armistice Talks Hall

    P'anmunjom-ni Things to Do

    These buildings are reached after leaving the Visitors Centre inside the DMZ. They were reputedly erected in 'a couple of days' to accommodate the talks, held on 27 July 1953.We got a look at the small building where the talks were held (a table, some chairs), before moving to the more interesting 'Peace Museum', a barn-like building with a group...

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  • Does 'The Concrete Wall' exist?

    P'anmunjom-ni Things to Do

    The DPRK is very keen on on the 'Concrete Wall' story. We were accompanied by the jolliest military man we encountered on this trip. Not a stern faced fellow he. It is quite a long drive into scrubby hills, with many villages along the way. We weren't supposed to take photos from the bus windows, but of course, that did not stop us.We proceed up a...

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  • World's Tallest Flag

    P'anmunjom-ni Things to Do

    I've read mixed reports about if the DPRK's flag just outside the JSA is the world's tallest, but I will say that I've seen none that compare to it.

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Myohyang-sanmaek

  • Oh Eternal Leader

    Myohyang-sanmaek Things to Do

    In every town in the DPRK, in a prominent square a Yeong Saeng ("eternal life") monument will have been erected. This is because, when the Great Leader passed on, angelic cranes came to take him to heaven, but were because of the devotion of the mourning of his people, the cranes let him return, where he is now the 'Eternal President' .tribute is...

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  • All Hyangsang has on offer

    Myohyang-sanmaek Nightlife

    Nightlife is what you make of it if you are a tourist in the mountains of the DPRK. After a pretty fair first meal in the hotel restaurant, we found that there was a shortage of things to do in town. Given that we were not to leave the hotel grounds, this meant we had to find our own amusement. The Hyangsang Hotel did have a karaoke bar, but it was...

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  • Sogok Waterfall

    Myohyang-sanmaek Things to Do

    Your tour through Myohyang will be for the purpose of the North Koreans to show the wonderful tributes to Kim il-Sung in the Friendship Halls.But if you have time to go further up the road, along the river, from the Friendship Halls, you can get to the base of a hiking trail. Up the trail, there are countless waterfalls, beginning with Sogok...

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Namp'o

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  • Chonsangri Cooperative Farm - Vegetables

    Namp'o Things to Do

    After visiting the 'museum' part of the farm, we went outside and were shown around some glasshouses and small plots of land growing vegetables and fruit.

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  • Chonsangri Cooperative Farm - Kim Il...

    Namp'o Things to Do

    This wall shows all the dates that Kim Il Sung visited this farm - 89 times in total to offer his special 'expertise'. We asked the guide, who was showing us around, what valuable contribution had he made but we didn't really get a straight answer back.

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  • Chonsangri Cooperative Farm

    Namp'o Things to Do

    On our way back to Pyongyang from Nampo, we stopped off at this cooperative farm but is more like a museum than a farm. We were met by another guide who showed us round a large building full of photos of Kim Il Sung's visits here and on other farms. There are even some lecterns from which he gave rousing speeches.

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