Pyongyang, translated into English, means flat land. Once the ancient capital of the Choson, Koguryo and Koryo kingdoms, Pyongyang remains the capital of contemporary North Korea. After the destruction caused by the Korean War, Pyongyang has become completely modernized with [...]
Colorful, fiercely militant and overwhelmingly ideological. Locally produced postcards and stamps are truly the definitive souvenirs of North Korea. The artwork and slogans provide insight into the revolutionary history, ideals and goals of the Korean people. This doesn’t always [...]
The Korean people consider themselves mountain people. This is not much of a stretch considering that a mountain system called the “Paektu Daegan” forms the spine of Korea, even extending into the sea before emerging again at Jeju Island. Paektusan [...]
Today the U.S Department of State has officially announced that all U.S. passports are declared invalid for travel to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) unless the travel meets certain criteria.
The travel ban will be effective beginning on [...]
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Otto Warmbier’s family and friends. This was a heart-wrenching tragedy that should have been avoided. In light of recent events, Uri Tours is reviewing its position on DPRK travel for American citizens. Keeping [...]
The general perception surrounding North Korean tourism is that it is unsafe. However, approximately 6-8,000 Western tourists a year venture into North Korea and despite reports of arbitrary detainment prominent on our television screens and warnings against all travel from [...]
Every year, thousands of North Koreans come to the streets to celebrate the New Year, not only once, but 3 times in one year. They recognize the Western (Gregorian) New Year, the Asian (Lunar) New Year, and the Juche New [...]