New Addition: North Korea

Posted on: 28 July 2018

Yes, we've all heard of how reclusive North Korea is, but to be fair, there are actually a lot of unique and amazing attractions in North Korea. If you have read the news, you would have known that South-North Korea reconcilation just happened few months back. In our rejoice, it is finally a chance for you to visit North Korea!

North Korea has been known for having their citizens being tightly controlled by the government. Some of the few regulations made to make this possible were:

  1. International calling is very difficult. There are no international roaming in North Korea, and international calls are generally possible in hotels, though they are expensive. Though pre-paid SIMs are available, it is best to assume the possibility of your calls are being monitored, so do act accordingly.
  2. Limited Internet facilities. Only a few locals have permission for it. There are no Internet cafes or business centers. Internet access is possible via 3G network and through connection from larger hotels. If you are short-staying tourist, it's unlikely you'll be given these services.

Why North Korea?

With such tight regulation, North Korea citizens tend to not know much about the outside world. In addition to the lack of immigration, this makes North Korea one of the most homogenous nations on Earth. So you're probably wondering, why should I visit North Korea if I won't have the freedom to roam around? 

True, you may not have the freedom to roam and explore; however, this is an opportunity to visit and get a glimpse of the world's most isolated nation, where society seems like they are living under a cult. Experience their way of living, where you have to be careful of everything you say and do, and simply follow the Golden Rule "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say it".

Not to mention, you are missing out on some amazing spots in North Korea. Yes, they do have their fair share of beautiful sightings and historical places. (Join us to North Korea NOW!)

On another bright side, the limited access to Internet would be a great way for you to disconnect from the digital life and take your time to look through your thoughts and figure who you truly are and what you really want in life. In simple, it gives you time to self-reflect on yourself and your future.

You may be interested to read our article : 7 Reasons Travel Help You As A Person

What to see in North Korea?

Well I'm glad you asked. We have 2 itineraries specially for you! To not spoil the big surprise, have a sneak peek of what we will be looking at during our trip to North Korea!

Pyongyang

Forged in concrete, bronze and marble, Pyongyang ("flat land") is the ultimate totalitarian metropolis built from scratch after the Korean War destruction. This city focuses heavily on the capital's monuments, towers, statues and buildings glorifying Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il and the Juche philosophy. Join us to uncover the past and the North Korean lifestyle in this metropolis while visiting Ryomyong Street, the Arch of Triumph, Mansudae Fountain Park, and more.

Mount Myohyang

Myohyangsan ("Mysterious Fragrant Mountain"), named after its mystic shape and fragrant, is a sacred site and was believed to be home of King Tangun, forefather of Korean people. 

At Myohyangsan, lies the International Friendship Exhibition Center, which is dubbed the world's biggest treasure-house. On exhibit are presents recevied by the North Korean leaders over the years. 

In 2009, UNESCO declared Mount Myohyang as a world biosphere reserve. Citing its cultural significance as well as its spectacular cliffs, this mountain has provided habitat for 30 endemic plants species, 16 globally threatened plants species and 12 endangered animal species.

Ullim Waterfall

Ullim Falls is a waterfall in North Korea located outside Wonsan. According to Korean Friendship Association, the waterfall is built by Kim Jong-il in 1999 and completed in 2001, and marked as a tourist destination.

Masikryong Resort

Masikryong Resort is a ski resort at the summit of the 1,360-metre Taehwa Peak (Korean: 대황산) some 20 kilometres outside Wonsan City in Kangwon Province, North Korea. The resort has several facilities like luxury hotels, ice rinks, swimming pools and restaurants. The term "Masikryong" means "horse-resting pass" which was named so by the government to make the resort as part of a drive to "make people not only possess strong physiques and sound mentality, but also enjoy their sports and cultural lives in a world’s advanced condition."

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