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Destinations in North Korea

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Regions in North Korea

Donghae Coast (North Hamgyong, South Hamgyong, Kangwon, Kŭmgang-san)

Baekdu Mountains(Ryanggang, Chagang)

Pyongan(North P’yongan, South P’yongan, Pyonyang, Shinuiju)

Hwanghae(North Hwanghae, South Hwanghae, Kaesong)

Cities in North Korea

  • Pyongyang was the capital of Goguryeo during the Three Kingdoms era.
  • Chongjin is a North East industrial city that is seldom visited by visitors.
  • Hamhung – a northern city where official travel is uncommon. itinaries
  • Former capital of the Goryeo dynasty, Kaesong
  • Nampho is a port and industrial center on the western coast of the country.
  • Rason – A free trade zone featuring a casino on the Russian border.
  • Sinuiju is a desolate industrial city near the Chinese border. From the outside, this is perhaps the simplest method to get a glimpse of the nation.
  • Wonsan — An east coast port city that is progressively opening to visitors, as well as the country’s first ski resort

Other destinations in North Korea

Kumgangsan – the beautiful Diamond Mountains, which may be reached by excursions from the south.

Myohyangsan — the Mysterious Fragrant Mountain — is one of the finest trekking destinations in the North.

The legendary birthplace of the Kim dynasty is the Baekdu Mountains, Korea’s highest peak.

Panmunjom is the final Cold War outpost in the DMZ between South and North Korea.

How To Travel To North Korea

By plane Sunan Foreign Airport in Pyongyang handles all international flights. There is no other airport in North Korea that handles international aircraft. Sunan is served by just two commercial airlines: Air Koryo, North Korea's official carrier, and Air China. Aeroflot and China Southern Airlines do not travel to North...

How To Travel Around North Korea

Your tour operator will take care of all of your transportation requirements. The majority of the time, this implies buses, but tour groups visiting isolated locations (such as Paekdusan and Mount Chilbo) may utilize Air Koryo's chartered aircraft. It is not permitted to wander about on your own, and...

Visa & Passport Requirements for North Korea

Visiting North Korea may be difficult, and you will not be able to see the nation without being escorted by a North Korean, whether as part of a group or on an individual trip. Depending on the geopolitical environment, entry conditions vary often and without warning. For example, between...

Accommodation & Hotels in North Korea

This will most likely be your largest outlay while in North Korea. Only "approved tourist hotels" are allowed to stay, and you must pay in hard money. Discounts may be available if you request lower-class accommodations, travel in a group, or visit during the low season (November to March)....

Things To See in North Korea

Every tour is led by a government minder who determines what you can and cannot see. Expect to be escorted by one or more minders from the time you leave your hotel. They examine any photos that they believe do not represent North Korea or its government in a...

Things To Do in North Korea

As previously said, there is virtually little to do outside of the boundaries of your assigned minder(s), with the majority of recreational activities taking place inside the tourist resorts. Bowling and karaoke are two of the most recent additions to the city's astonishing array of leisure options. The karaoke...

Food & Drinks in North Korea

Food in North Korea Despite acute food shortages in North Korea, which have resulted in the deaths of millions of people, you will not have any difficulties in obtaining food. Your guide will place all of your meal orders for you, and you will only dine in places that accept...

Money & Shopping in North Korea

Foreign Exchange Certificates (FEC) were phased out in 2002, along with all the other colored currencies. There is now just the North Korean won, which is officially valued at about 130 per US dollar or 1315 per euro (Dec 2015). Although black market prices may easily be 20 times...

Internet & Communications in North Korea

Phones You may now bring a mobile phone into North Korea from outside the nation as of January 2013. However, you will be unable to use your existing SIM card in North Korea. The local network, Koryolink, is the only network you are permitted to connect to using one of...

Traditions & Customs in North Korea

It's worth noting that the DPRK leadership, particularly its leaders Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il, and Kim Jong-un, are held in high regard in North Korean culture, at least officially. While visitors should not anticipate slavish devotion, particularly because the DPRK's Juche ideology is intended only at the Korean people...

Language & Phrasebook in North Korea

Korean is the national language. It's worth noting that North Koreans prefer to call Koreans Choseonmal rather than hangungmal. North Korea, unlike South Korea, has abandoned Chinese hanja characters in favor of Choseongul, or hangeul characters. Your guides will speak English reasonably well (some better than others) and will translate...

Culture Of North Korea

Despite a significant Chinese influence in the past, Korean culture has developed its own distinct identity. It was attacked during Japan's reign from 1910 to 1945, when the country imposed a program of cultural absorption. Koreans were pushed to study and speak Japanese, adopt the Japanese family name system,...

History Of North Korea

Early history According to Korean foundation mythology, Dangun established the Joseon dynasty in 2333 BC (nicknamed "Gojoseon" to avoid confusion with another dynasty formed in the 13th century; the prefix Go- means 'older,' 'before,' or 'before'). Gojoseon grew to dominate the northern Korean Peninsula as well as portions of Manchuria....

Stay Safe & Healthy in North Korea

WARNING:You should never mention anything that might be seen as an offense to Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-Il, Kim Jong-Un, or any member of their family, the North Korean government in general, the North Korean military, the Juche philosophy, the Songbun policy, the North Korean economy, or North Korean people....

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