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Northern Limit Line and Ganghwa History Day Trip from Seoul
"Meet your friendly tour guide at the City Hall Subway Station exit number 6 (subway lines number 1 and 2) at 8:50am. Your tour bus will then leave at 9am.Your first tour destination is Ganghwa Peace Observatory. It was constructed in the northern area of the Civilian Control Line (CCL) in 2008. It is the ne use the telescope to see North Korea and the lifestyle of North Koreans. Since the tour guide explains about North Korea and Korean War history you will learn and understand more about Korea. In addition since it is a controlled zone for civilians this area has not been developed much so the foreshore and forest groves are very well preserved. Continue to the Ganghwa History Museum and the Dolmen Site. The Ganghwa History Museum was opened in 2010 and is located inside Ganghwa Dolm which was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Historic Site (No.137). Here you can learn about the history and culture of Ganghwa from the prehistoric ages to the modern times based on artifacts from the area. After the Ganghwa History Museum
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Korean Demilitarized Zone and Dragon Hill Spa Tour
"Hotel pickup for this tour will be at 8 or 8:40am in Seoul. From there you will head to Imjingak Pavilion located at 50km northwest of Seoul. This pavillion was built for 5 million people who had lost their homes. Major facilities include the North Hall where you can get a view of the North Korean lifestyle.After the Imjingak you will head to the DMZ a demilitarized zone formed after the Korean War between South and North Korea. It is 2km wide in the North and 4km wide in the South based on the truce line crossing the Korean Peninsula. Visitors can see that the DMZ area’s ecosystem has been preserved you will go to the third infiltration tunnel which was discovered in October 1978. This tour will show you through the 3rd underground tunnel that North Korea which has been continuously provoking the South since the armistice
From $160.00
 
Full-Day Paju DMZ and 3rd Infiltration Tunnel Tour with Lunch from Seoul
"First you will meet up with your tour guide at the lobby of your hotel or near your location between 7:30am and 8:30am. The first stop is the Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Peace Park which is located across from Imjingak and is a symbol of the North-South divisions which has many memorable statues such as 'Windy Hill"" for the peaceful reunification of the Koreas. Then you will move on toward the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel that was discovered on Oct 17 1978 and located 52 km from Seoul. It is estimated that about 30000 soldiers could move through the tunnel each hour. After seeing this you will head to the Dora Observatory where North Korean military personnel are visible. Then you will stop by the Dorasan Station a railway station on the Gyeongui Line
From $50.00

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Various

There is not much point in reviewing individual restaurants in North Korea, as visitors have no opportunity to go out and try a restaurant of their own choice. Tours are fully escorted, and visitors...
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Kaesong - Tongil Restaurant

This restaurant was right opposite where we were staying at the Kaesong Folk Hotel and we came here for lunch after visiting Panmunjom. The meal we ate was a traditional Korean one called pansanggi...
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Ryonggak Mountain picnic lunch

After we had visited Kim Il Sung's birth place at Mangyongdae, we had an outside barbeque picnic lunch at a place called Ryonggak Mountain. Again the food was excellent and a food way to cook and eat....
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Pyongyang No.1 Duck Barbeque

We came here on our last evening in North Korea and the food was top rate. It was a duck barbeque restaurant where you cooked the food yourselves at your table and was good fun. Included were bottles...
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Lunch on day 2

This was lunch on our first full day in Pyongyang in a restaurant opposite some embassies, including Romania and Iran, on a street called Sariwon Street in the east of the city. Don't ask me what the...
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Pyongyang - Yanggakdo Hotel Restaurants

We ate a couple of times in two of the Yanggakdo Hotels restaurants. The first night of the tour we ate at the No.2 restaurant and had soup/bread, beef burger, salad and beer served to us by girls...
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No name

1. You can't choose restaurant. They'll take you where they plan to.2. Buffet breakfast means: you are sitting and waitress is bringing piece by piece to you.3. Korean barbecue was the best thing we...
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one of several

Writing a review of an individual restaurant is rather pointless because as a visitor to North Korea you won't have any saying on which one to chose anyway. The guides (or more likely their bosses or...
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Everywhere in DPRK

Honestly, food is surprising good (at least to an asian like me). You'll be served with local food most of the time and can almost bet that there'll be Kim Chi on your table for every single meal....
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The famous BBQ duck restaurant

So, like with most of the things you will do in North Korea, there will be little alternative but to accept the places you visit and restaurants you eat in. The pick of the bunch in Pyongyang, would...
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A Kaesong restaurant

We were served up a treat of local dishes at our stop at the border town of Kaesong which is a 20min drive from the DMZ. The variety of local cusine set out in mini dishes made this by far, the most...
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Hotel Mt. Kumkang

This ONLY hotel is actually 'motel' and has only one restaurant. We couldn't help eating this food. I'm pretty expert at making and enjoying the Bibimbop (one of the easiest Korean food), but North...
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Yanggakdo Hotel

I had my first meal and then had a couple of beers with my meal. After dinner when I met up with my minders they then told me that one beer is free per day. After that is extra. Thanks guys. The beer...
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North Korean Food...

Beside the Food we got at the Yangakkdo Hotel (which was excellent, too excellent for such a county) we had a few times lunch/dinner at other places.- Once we had lunch near the Friendship Exhibition...
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Top Things to Do in North Korea

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School Visit

Universal free education is a trademark of most socialist countries and North Korea is no exception in this regard. Free Pre-school, primary, secondary and higher level education is offered to all....
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Mansudae Grand Monument

The Mansudae Grand Monument comprises 20m high bronze statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, standing in front of a 70m wide mosaic of Mount Paektu. It was first built in 1972 in celebration of Kim...
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Koryo Museum

The Songyngwan was founded in 992 as the Kukjagam, an educational institute for the civil service of the Koryo dyanasty, and was renamed Songyungwan in 1308. Under the Ri dynasty it was used for...
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Armistice Agreement Signing Hall – Peace Museum

With the signing of an Armistice Agreement in 1953 Korean War hostilities came to an end and former combatants commenced negotiations to bring about a peace agreement to formally end the Korean War, a...
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Chonsangri Cooperative Farm

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...
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Pohyon Temple

The Pohyon Temple is one of the five large temples of Korea and was built in 1042 during the Koryo dynasty. The temple complex covers an area of about 50,000 square metres. Half of the original 24...
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"And now for something completely different"
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"DPRK - not another BIG story"
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