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About North Korea

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea occupies the northern portion of the Korean Peninsula.

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Visit North Korea

A visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is never an holiday in the normal sense of the word, but that’s what makes the experience so worthwhile.

Air Koryo, previously named Chosonminhang, is the official airline of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Flights are said to leave Pyongyang for Beijing at 9am on Tuesdays and Saturdays and return from China at 11:30.

Choson

In Korean, the country is called Choson, the name of the 500 year long Neo-Confucian Koryo dynasty; in place before Japan's defeat of China and Russia, and the formal Japanese annexation in 1910.

In order to accept the surrender of Japanese troops, shortly before the end of the war in the Pacific in 1948, the peninsula was divided at the 38th parallel by the United States and the USSR.

The USSR helped to suppress the moderate nationalists in the north; effectively paving the way for Kim Il Sung, a Communist and former leader of anti-Japanese guerrillas in Manchuria, to push for control of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

US-sponsored elections in the south, observed by the United Nations, had already led to the founding of the Republic of Korea in August 1948.

DPR Korea

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has much to offer the visitor: beautiful nature of the Miohang mountains; monuments, parks and museums of Pyongyang; the old heritage and traditions of Korean culture; and a socialist society that preserves and defends its own style of life.

Korean Language

The Korean language is grammatically similar to Japanese but has borrowed many words from Chinese.

Pyongyang

The capital of North Korea was almost destroyed during the Korean War.

The Chinese and Soviets helped to rebuild the city after 1955, and although the opera house was one of the many new landmarks, it was designed with the traditional characteristics of Korean roofs in mind.

 Pyongyang: The Hidden History of the North Korean Capital

Pyongyang - The Hidden History:
Part history book - part travel guide, this volume combines colour photographs with 140 entries detailing the history and uses of various sites of the city; although the exact location might be 'unknown'.

From museums, art galleries, and government buildings to ancient tombs and geological features.

Pyongyang Metro

Said to have been built to link secret underground military facilities, the Pyongyang Metro is nevertheless an important part of the transport infrastructure in the capital of North Korea.

Around North Korea

The Tower of Ten Human Bombs was built near the Demilitarised Zone between North and South Korea, in 1980, as a dedication to the men of the 11th regiment of the North Korean army who lost their lives during the Korean War.

Other major cities in North Korea are: Chongjin, Nampo, Sinuiju, Wonsan, and Kaesong.

North Korea Tours

Selection of tours to North Korea, from Beijing.

Koryo Tours was established in 1993 by Joshua Green and Nick Bonner as a travel company to promote cultural exchange to DPRK (North Korea).

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