The world knows that North Korea is one of the darkest places on earth– figuratively and literally.
Well, North Korea has improved a lot, but that is only what their government allows us to see. After the World War II broke out, Korea became divided into two. Since then, the North closed its doors to the rest of the world.
As of now, The country still has no access to the internet, no long distance calls to and from abroad, and worse, no other god but their eternal leader. No information from the outside world is able to get in aside from some smuggled DVDs from China, brought into North Korea’s black market.
The government is strict in allowing tourists to visit their country, however, doing so is now possible.
Below are some of the best attractions found in North Korea, apart from its people and culture, of course.
You can visit North Korea’s terrifying border that all North Koreans can’t wait to cross. All tours are strictly under surveillance; you can’t go anywhere by yourself. The tour is very informative, but take note that every information that goes out from the mouth of every North Korean is well practised.
From the view, you will see the Freedom Bridge, the bridge that connects the North to the Southern part of Korea.
There is nothing beautiful about the view, but if you understand why the place is lifeless, you will appreciate the tour.
The Juche Tower is a representation of the country’s philosophy of Juche– meaning, they are self-reliant. The tower is located in Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea. This attraction has monuments all around, each one signifies figures of a worker, a peasant and an intellectual. The view from the top shows the entire ancient-looking city of Pyongyang.
The Pyongyang Subway is found in Pyongyang Metro, 328 feet underground. This mysterious part of the city is jewelled in huge chandeliers, fancy marble pillars and mint green trains. The subway looks like a giant museum of the country’s history where paintings are displayed on the walls. Old newspapers where the late leaders appeared are also preserved and displayed.
Tongbong Cooperative Farm
The only part of the tour where you will probably get touched by the children at the Kindergarten of Tongbong Cooperative Farm. The kids will be asked to perform for the visitors, they will sing a song for you and maybe play some musical instruments.