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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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Getting out of the DPRK by Air

If eligible to do so, I actually recommend leaving the DPRK by train. See by separate review “Getting out of the DPRK by train”.If you do leave by air, repeat, in reverse, the process for getting in –...
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Getting out of the DPRK by Train

If you are an American you will leave North Korea by air. Americans, naturally, cannot be trusted to behave for five hours without a guide. All other nationals have the option to leave North Korea by...
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Getting around and on-board entertainment

While in Pyongyang you will invariably have the opportunity to take a ride on the metro and you might even get to experience a short ride on a trolley bus. Such trips are very much provided as ‘things...
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Getting into the DPRK – By Air

Two airlines fly into North Korea, the DPRK national airline, Air Koryo and Air China. Invariably you will fly in from Beijing to Pyongyang though I read that a few tourists enter from Vladivostok....
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Getting into DPRK

As many of the other tips have commented on, there are a few weekly flights to P'yongyang via Beijing, Shenyang, Russia and Macau. All flights are operated by Air Kyoro.There is also a train that...
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Pyongyang to Beijing train

We left Pyongyang on a train bound for Beijing at shortly after 10am in the morning. The last two carriages on this train where going all the way while the rest of the train would terminate at the...
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Pyongyang Metro

This was one of the main things I was looking forward to in Pyongyang - a ride on the city's metro. Firstly, we entered down some steps off a street into Yonggwang station which is located just to the...
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Trolleybuses & trams

Both the trolleybuses and trams are just like the ones I saw in St Petersburg. The tram system runs for 53km (33 miles) whilst the trolleybus system runs for 150km (93 miles). One thing that I noticed...
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Our tour bus

This was our rather inconspicuous tour bus throughout our tour around North Korea. It stands out like a sore thumb doesn't it?! We were allowed to open the windows in order to take photos from it...
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Flight from Beijing

Apart from Air China, the only other way in to North Korea by air is with their national carrier - Air Koryo - infamous for being the only airline to be rated 1 star currently by Skytrax. As part of...
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Train to Beijing

We took the train leaving the DPRK from Pyongyang to Beijing. The train leaves at 10:00 AM and takes about 22-23 hrs. The cabins were quite comfortable and there is a dining car. The train stops in...
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You can't take local transport

Buses are usually overcrowded. Trams often stand in one place due to electricity shortage. People just sit outside and wait. Or sitting inside and wait. Or walk. You'll see so many people...
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Empty streets

When you are touring through the cities or the country side, you will no doubt notice a sever lack of vehicles on the road.Reasons are simple mostly... economics. Only a select few can afford cars,...
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Your guides will take you everywhere

Regardless of what DPRK government publications say, or the tourist maps say, there is no way that you will use any public transportation.Your tours in P'yongyang will likely include a visit to the...
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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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