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About North Korea
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea occupies the northern
portion of the Korean Peninsula.
Countries neighbouring North Korea are: China,
Russia and South Korea.
A visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is never a
holiday in the normal sense of the word, but thats what makes the experience so
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.
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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
US-sponsored elections in the south, observed by the United Nations,
had already led to the founding of the Republic of Korea in
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.
The Korean language is grammatically similar to Japanese but has
borrowed many words from Chinese.
The capital of North Korea was almost destroyed during the Korean
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:
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.
P'yongyang by In-Sook Chappell:
Chi-Soo and Eun-Mi dare to dream of a life together in P’yongyang,
working for Kim Jong Il’s film studios.
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
Latest news from 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.
Selection of tours to North Korea, from Beijing.
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