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North Korea: a trip to the ” land of morning freshness»

Tours to North Korea, also known as the DPRK – are still a non-standard offer.

North Korea: a trip to the ” land of morning freshness»

You can go to this unique country, one of the most closed in the world, for an educational purpose, for new, unusual impressions. And just go to rest and relax, as in most other countries, will not work. It’s hard to imagine a relaxed holiday in a country where restaurants close at eight o’clock in the evening, guides accompany you everywhere and even live with you in the same hotel, credit cards are not accepted, and there is no Internet at all.

This is North Korea, the “country of people’s happiness,” as the North Koreans themselves call it.

You will not be able to come to North Korea on your own, book a hotel and a route. Visa Embassy issues only when fully paid round, it can be purchased in the Agency. At the airport, you should be met by two Russian-speaking guides who will accompany you constantly and everywhere, making sure that you do not deviate from the prescribed route of the tour.

You should definitely take a camera with you, a trip to the DPRK can give unexpected stories, and there are not many tourist photos from this country on the Internet yet. But use the camera carefully. Military installations, buildings, bridges, and the military themselves are not allowed to be photographed, and ordinary citizens can only be photographed with their consent. Not everyone agrees.

Tours to North Korea

The capital of the country, Pyongyang, is a small city. And we are not talking about the number of residents of the capital, but about the impression of walking along wide avenues and shady parks, with indispensable portraits and sculptures of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. These two images tourists have to contemplate in different versions (up to wax in one of the museums) during the entire trip. There are not many cars on the streets, and there are almost no traffic lights, the traffic is monitored by young girls-traffic controllers.

Pyongyang

Choosing a hotel in Pyongyang is not a problem, only two tourists are accepted, “yangakdo” and “Koryo”, both four – star hotels, and with approximately the same level of service. Each hotel has three restaurants. Food – without special Asian exotics, a lot of vegetables, but in General-nutritious and delicious. And exotic, like the notorious dog meat – on a separate order and for a fairly high fee.

During a tour of Pyongyang

The excursion program is very rich, with most of the excursion time is spent on visiting monuments thereby Kimam, and various objects connected with their names like “Museum of gifts to the great leader”, as well as Pioneer Homes, educational institutions, etc. A plot the monotony of the city kompensiruet natural landscapes of North Korea, sometimes, Oriental, figuratively, is called the “Country of the Morning Freshness”.

North Korea

The monetary unit in North Korea is won. Travel agencies do not recommend exchanging dollars and euros for won, although small amounts in local currency can be useful for walking around the city. Currency can be exchanged at the hotel. Since the beginning of 2013, the ban on the import of mobile phones has been lifted in the DPRK, but there is no roaming, tour operators recommend purchasing local SIM cards on arrival, and long-distance calls can be made using them.

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