We have received confirmation that the 2020 Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon (Pyongyang Marathon) has been officially cancelled due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within China and internationally. This cancellation has been verified by the Pyongyang Marathon Committee and [...]
Although we recommend all travelers obtain a Chinese visa to join our North Korea tours, since January 2013 a visa-free transit policy has been available to international travelers of most western countries transiting through Beijing and Shanghai to a third [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum is the DPRK’s most lavish museum. The museum was originally built in 1953 but heavy renovations were recently completed, with the assistance of the DPRK’s army. It’s located inside Pyongyang and is [...]
The interwebs are ablaze with talk of a “sexy” new tourism calendar coming out of North Korea. Not only do we have all 12 steamy months for your viewing pleasure, we also have the real story behind this calendar.
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 [...]
Today, the U.S. expanded sanctions on North Korea to include Air Koryo, the national carrier of DPRK. Under Executive Order (E.O.) 13722, the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Air Koryo. Below is a quick FAQ [...]
Beer is quite possibly the oldest beverage in the world, other than water of course. Some studies show that humans have been enjoying it since 9500 BC. It is popular worldwide, especially on the Korean peninsula. South Korea is the [...]
Want to know what all the hype is about for North Korea’s party congress? We’ll explain it here: North Korea will be holding the 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in early May 2016 after more than [...]
WHAT IS A CHINESE TOURIST VISA?
A tourist (Type L) visa will allow you to travel throughout most of China as a tourist for as long as the visa remains valid. It of course also allows you to transit through [...]
We just received news of an American student who is currently detained in North Korea for “perpetrating hostile acts” against the DPRK government while under the “guise of a tourist”. Although this student was not one of our tourists, we [...]