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Mt Bukhan Hike with Korean Style Spa
"After hotel pickup in the morning you’re driven to nearby Bukhansan National Park a region abundant with granite peaks gorges and more than 100 Buddhist temples. Once your experienced guide chooses the route based on the group’s ability and preferences set out on your hike along Bukhansan or Mt Bukhan
From $128.00
 
Private Hike at Bukhansan Mountain Including Lunch and Korean Sauna Experience
"Your private tour starts with pickup from your hotel at around 9am where you will head to Bukhansan mountain to start your 3 hour hike.Bukhansan mountain is situated on the northern periphery of South Korea. It was designated as the 15th nat it is a popular place for hiking and rock climbing. The mountain is 78.45km wide composed of six districts and extends out into the Gyeonggi-do Province. If you enjoy hiking Bukhansan is the best place in Seoul for this activity. See the beautiful vivid autumn leaves in the fall or the cherry blossoms in the Spring. No matter what season you are coming you will enjoy your hike and appreciate the different sceneries.The most famous attraction is the Bukhansanseong Fortress built along the mountain’s ridges. It was built with a wall stretching on 8500 meters specifically designed to stop a foreign invasion. It is one of the representative mountain fortresses of the Joseon Era. Other nearby attractions include the Sangunsa Temple which was built by the monk Won-Hyo
From $169.00
 
Royal Palace Morning Small-Group Tour
"Be picked up from your hotel for this small-group Seoul tour. On your way to see the first attraction from your itinerary you will pass by Deoksugung Palace. This tour starts at Cheonggyecheon stream an 11-kilometr (7-mile) long modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul. In July 2003 then-Seoul mayor Lee Myung-bak initiated a project to remove the elevated highway and restore the stream. It was a major undertaking as not only did the highway have to be removed but as years of neglect and development had left the stream nearly totally dry. One of the goals of the project were to restore the history and culture of the region which had been lost for 30 years
From $35.00

Most Viewed Transportation in North Korea

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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wabat
Mar 30, 2016

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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wabat
Mar 30, 2016

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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wabat
Mar 30, 2016

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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wabat
Mar 30, 2016

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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Willettsworld
Sep 10, 2008

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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Sep 10, 2008
 
 
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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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Willettsworld
Sep 10, 2008

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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Sep 10, 2008

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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Willettsworld
Sep 10, 2008

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...
hauteboy
Mar 11, 2008

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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rsudic
Jan 22, 2008

One stop only

As a sight seeing attraction you might be allowed to ride one stop with the Pyongyang Metro. The stations are very deep in the ground and have mostly very beautiful stations with propaganda mosaics...
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Carino
Feb 21, 2006

Wanna drive a car?

Just forget if you want to drive a car in North Korea as a tourist. You will have a driver and some guides watching you. They will show you around in North Korea. Annoying: Roads (even highways) are...
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Carino
Feb 21, 2006

It's a long way....

After France put Air Koryo on its "Black List" I decided to enter North Korea rather by train than plane. Another advantage in my opinion is that you have the chance to see some more of North Korea...
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Carino
Feb 21, 2006

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Street Life

On the last day of our time in Pyongyang we got to go for a (guided) walk along the bank of the Taedong River. As I have indicated in my review of that walk it could have been a walk along a river...
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Eternal Life Monument

Following the death of the Great Leader, Kim Il-sung, in 1994 and his subsequent elevation to the role of Eternal President of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea his son and successor, Kim...
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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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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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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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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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"DPRK - not another BIG story"
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"Close Encounter with DPRK"
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"A surreal experience"
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