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Why North Korea Should Be on Your Travel List

Why North Korea Should Be on Your Travel List, Pyongyang, North Korea (B)

Nine out of ten websites will warn you against travel to Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK or more popularly North Korea). While some of the concerns may be genuine, some may not. North Korea may not feature high on travel lists, but for those who nurse a secret desire to visit this hermit kingdom but are put off by the media warning, here is something to cheer about.

Once you leave capital city, you’ll come across picturesque villages all over the country, but more than any other village, Kaesong is the most beautiful.

The museum has a treasure trove of priceless relics from the Koryo Dynasty, although many of the relics are actually copies with the originals safely stored away in the Korean Central History Museum in Pyongyang.

The country is full of statues, from the towering monuments at Mansudae Hill to the Arch of Reunification, each one of them is spectacular. Pictured below is the Arch of Unification on the highway leading to the DMZ and once-gold plated statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Why North Korea Should Be on Your Travel List
Guide Location: North Korea » Pyongyang
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Anjaly Thomas
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Arch of Unification
  • Statues
  • The Arch of Triumph
  • The Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum