Today, April 15, 2022, is a massive day in North Korea, marking the 110th birthday anniversary of President Kim Il Sung. Known locally as ‘Day of the Sun’ it’s a big celebration annually, but jubilee dates like this are a [...]
Pyongsong is a satellite city of Pyongyang, located 30km northeast, and the capital of South Pyongan Province. Opened for tourism in 2012, Pyongsong is often referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of North Korea, functioning as a research hub for [...]
October 10 is an important date in North Korea, marking the anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) back in 1945. The day is known as Party Foundation Day. [...]
National Day on September 9 is North Korea’s birthday and formally known as the Day of the Foundation of the Republic. It’s a public holiday and celebrated annually with massive festivities. This year marks the 74th anniversary of National Day [...]
You’re on holiday in Seoul, South Korea and the idea of visiting North Korea has crossed your mind. Being within such proximity, roughly 50km to the border, the idea of even a day trip to North Korea from Seoul may [...]
Today marks the 75th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule on August 15, 1945. This is the only national holiday shared between both North and South Korea.
This is a major calendar date in North Korea, and key [...]
The gist of this myth, appearing often in online discussions about North Korean tourism, is that every traveler visiting North Korea must be on the same [...]
July 27th is known as Victory Day in North Korea, and this year marks the 67th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement which ceased the hostilities of the Korean War. While the armistice ended the armed aggression between North and South [...]
Air Koryo is the flag carrier of North Korea and its only airline. Over the years, Air Koryo has been branded by media as the ‘worst airline in the world’ and labelled a ‘one-star airline’, a stigma that’s proven tough [...]
If you thought it was 2020, think again! In North Korea, the year system is different from what you may be used to. North Korea implement their own calendar named the Juche calendar. We explain it below! [...]
The 105-story Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang is North Korea’s tallest building (330m/1080ft), and a marvel of the capital’s progressively modern skyline. Ryugyong means ‘capital of willows’.
Construction began on the Ryugyong Hotel back in 1987, and as of 2020 it [...]
You’ve got time to travel around Asia and a trip to North Korea has taken your fancy. Can you simply book a flight to the capital Pyongyang and begin exploring North Korea by yourself? Read on to find out! [...]