For those who have never been to North Korea. The prospect of entry might seem quite daunting. First timers often assume that obtaining a visa to enter the country must be a difficult and immensely bureaucratic process with an endless chain of security hoops to jump through. Guess what? That's a ... » Learn More about What is a North Korean tourist Visa like? How do you get one?
The Kumsusan Palace of the Sun was described by our guides as "The Most Sacred Place in North Korea". For them, it's a big deal. The Palace, Kim Il-Sung's former residence, serves now as the Mausoleum for him and his son Kim Jong Il. If you believed North Korea in general is bizarre and unusual, ... » Learn More about Inside The Kumsusan Palace of the Sun: Surreal even by North Korean Standards
When travelling to North Korea, people often come with low expectations of what the accommodation will be like. Once, a customer asked me based on pre-conceptions "Will I need to bring a flashlight? Is there electricity?". Luckily, that wasn't the case. Still, the idea of staying in a hotel in North ... » Learn More about The usual and the not so usual, an experience at a North Korean Hotel
The only we can secure peace between North Korea and the rest of the world is not a strategy of confrontation or threats of war, but a mutual human engagement which breaks down barriers and hostilities. Here at Visit North Korea, our mission is that engagement. We want you to be a part of this ... » Learn More about Here’s how you can meet real North Korean University Students
A few weeks ago our introductory post to "Learning with Visit DPRK" taught us the basics of what is known as Hangeul or Chosongeul. We learnt the basic alphabet of this script, covering standard consonants and vowels. Today, we are going to add to that by learning more advanced vowel pronunciations. ... » Learn More about Learning with Visit DPRK: Hangeul/Chosongeul (Part Two)- Advanced “Y” vowels