DPRK the Best Trip (North Korea)





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Published on Jan 31, 2012

DPRK - Democratic People's Republic of Korea

American Tours North Korea - US citizens are allowed to travel to the DPRK but under certain restrictions. American citizens can visit North Korea during the Mass Games only, can stay a maximum of 4 nights and 5 days and are not permitted to enter or exit the country via train.

An increasing number of foreigners hope for tourism in the DPRK with the tourist season at hand. Visitors are always welcome and their personal safety is surely guaranteed in the DPRK which values international visits, exchange, mutual understanding, cooperation and respect.

The government encourages tourism with a view to strengthening solidarity with peoples of all the countries in the idea of independence, peace and friendship and building a more prosperous and civilized country. The first travel company was established in the country in August Juche 42 (1953) and later the state general bureau of tourism for the development of tourism.

The DPRK became an official member of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) in September 1987. In April 1997 it was officially admitted to the Pacific Area Travel Association (PATA). The state allotted a great amount of fund to building tourist grounds and service facilities at scenic spots.

Hundreds of tourist grounds involve the capital city of Pyongyang, the west sea barrage, a leading lock gate of the world, and such famous mountains as Mt. Myohyang, Mt. Chilbo and Mt. Kuwol. Tourism in the DPRK includes inspection of monumental edifices and historical and cultural relics and remains in Pyongyang and ecological tourism aimed at promoting health and training bodies while resting and vacationing at beautiful and attractive scenic spots.

Tourism also includes medical treatment, the training of Taekwon-do and dance notation, the study of Korean language and the observation of animals and plants. What is noteworthy in this year's tourism is to appreciate 100,000-strong gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang," a masterpiece in the 21st century. Revolutionary opera "The Sea of Blood," national opera "Tale of Chun Hyang" and joint performances of schoolchildren and circus performances are also being prepared.

The state general bureau of tourism is now busy with preparations to meet the increasing demand for tourism. Those who want to witness the peculiar feature of the DPRK vigorously advancing with the might of the single-hearted unity, the climax of fascinating art and the beauty of attractive nature may contact with the state general bureau of tourism.

Address: Jungsong-Dong, Central District, Pyongyang, DPRK.
Telephone: 850-2-18111
Fax: 850-2-3814547


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