North Korea Tourist Traps

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North Korea Tourist Traps

  • If you want to buy something...

    ... do it by yourself, even if your guide is begging for doing it for you. If you allow him, you might be cheated. For example, as I wanted to buy chopsticks, my guide offered to provide them, for 10 Euros. I bought them in a shop for 3 Euros. Other example: The guide wanted to take my clothes personally to the hotel laundry - for 18 Euros. The...

  • None - there is no crime, no...

    None - there is no crime, no pickpockets, no muggings or robberies and as far as you the visitor is concerned, no currency other than the US dollar - not that there is very much to buy anyway. You are, as far as the DPRK is concerned, a guest of the country, which is why you don't pay for anything once you're there - it's all paid in advance before...

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North Korea Hotels

  • Yanggakdo Hotel

    I believe that most foreign tourists are accommodated in this hotel, and we were no exception. It's...

  • Hyangsan Hotel

    Our journey to the Mt Myohyang area was not particularly pleasant. Leaving Pyongyang on a late...

  • Ryonggang Hot Spring House

    We had been up since around 6am so when we arrived at our hotel, the Ryonggang Hot Spring House, at...

  • Koryo Hotel

    Pyongyang, North Korea

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Youth Hotel

    Chilgol-dong, Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang, North Korea

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • Ryanggang Hotel

    Chongchun Street, Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang, North Korea

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

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