Attend a performance of the Mass Games in which over 100,000 participants stage a choreographed gymnastic show
Visit Mount Peakdu and travel by funicular railway to its crater
See the huge statues of Kim Il Sung that dominate the capital, Pyongyang
Stay in a folk hotel in Kaesong, part of the old town preserved during the Korean War
Walk in the Kumgang mountains, with their strange rock formations and tumbling waterfalls
Travel by train across the Taedong River to China
Paul Craven has been with Steppes Travel for 16 years and true 'Travel Beyond the Ordinary' is what he loves most so North Korea certainly fits the bill. Paul has visited North Korea numerous times, with his first trip in 1988 and most recently just 3 years ago, Paul quotes that North Korea is a country like no other. It is vertually impossible to organise a trip here independently & Paul can offer honest and informative advice based on his first hand knowledge.
Paul can tailor-make your holiday to your exact requirements; be it a family adventure, venturing off the beaten track or a multi-country trip.
Often called the Hermit Kingdom due to its self-imposed isolation, North Korea is still a must, if only for its unique position in the world. It remains practically untouched by tourism and, as such, its sheer seclusion makes it one of the most mysterious countries in the world.
Little has changed in North Korea in decades. Whilst Kim II Sung, the founder of the state, is no longer living, he is still regarded as the country’s President. History is seen in a different light, but the state buildings have an amazing presence, the scenery is incredibly beautiful and the proud people are always willing to show you the best of their small country. Travel in North Korea is strictly accompanied and the sights to be seen are, not surprisingly, controlled. However, to visit a country where modern-day, western ways are virtually unknown and obedience to the state is unquestioned is an experience itself.
For a longer trip a lovely option is to combine your holiday to North Korea with neighbouring China.
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