Welcome to the world’s most isolated country. You are probably aware that travelling to North Korea isn’t your typical holiday exploration. Getting a tourist visa for a guided tour is the only way to visit the nation. Keep in mind that you will be strictly monitored during your whole trip by the Korean government. It is also mandatory to have your guide by your side at all times. Global internet services are also banned in the country. North Korean citizens use an intranet service called Kwangmyong to access the nation’s own version of restricted internet. Speaking of restrictions, North Korea tops the list as the world’s most censored country. Consulting with your guide is the best way to avoid unwanted trouble.
Capital Pyongyang is the focal point of North Korea. You will see huge statues of Korean leaders along with other monuments. Several monuments are also located in central Pyongyang’s Moran Hill (also known as Moranbong). About 170 km south of Pyongyang, lies the historic city of Kaesong, which was the ancient capital of the Koryo kings. However, in recent times, the city is getting better known for its industrial complex. The port city of Wonsan on the east coast has a few beach resorts and hotels.
If you can make peace with all the restrictions and limitations that are imposed in North Korea, you will experience a country with hundreds of years of cultures and traditions and rich natural beauty.
Capital Pyongyang – with huge statues of Korean leaders – is the focal point of North Korea.