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North Korea Tourism

Take a Train Tour Of North Korea -- Just Don't Try Criticizing The Government While You're There

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.10.2015 | Travel

A Beijing-based, British-run tour company is offering a new perspective on the hermit kingdom of North Korea with an unprecedented train tour. Tou...

North Korea Wants Tourists To Visit

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If you're still looking for somewhere exotic to go this summer and don't mind a vacation that comes with a heavy dose ...

North Korea Launches Bizarre Website In An Attempt To Encourage Tourism

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

North Korea launched a travel website on Monday that is decidedly more strange than it is inviting -- particularly since the country currently has a b...

North Korea Tourism Is Ethical and Important

James Carli | Posted 02.23.2015 | Travel
James Carli

The assumption that all North Korean citizens are inseparable from their government is understandable considering everything we hear about the country in Western media. But North Koreans are human, just like us, and possess a powerful curiosity.

Carla Herreria

The Odd Friendship Between North Korea And Its First American Surfers | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

Julie Nelson was something of a pioneer in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The 27-year-old American citizen was one of the first people...

North Korea Steps Up Ebola Measures, Possibly Bans Foreign Tourists

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus into the reclusive country, state media r...

Wanna Go Surfing In North Korea?

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel

There's a new surfing destination everyone is talking about, and it's not on the coast of Hawaii. In an effort to draw in tourists, North Korea, wh...

This App Might Just Tempt You To Vacation In North Korea

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.07.2014 | World

On a trip to North Korea's funfair park, you might expect to find the "tower of terror" ride. A North Korean hamburger chain, not so much. The Nort...

'Offensive' Tourists Upsetting North Korea

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel

Chinese tourists have recently drawn ire for misbehaving while abroad, but the latest development in this story hits a destination somewhat closer to ...

How North Korea Surprised Me

Jennifer Suhr | Posted 07.11.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Suhr

When you acknowledge the level of control that exists, you can begin to wonder about what you're not seeing and question the validity of what you are. Much of North Korea remains a mystery, but it feels less opaque and more penetrable than it was before. I know that I want to go back.

Kim Jong Un's Newest Project?

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 06.29.2013 | World

Is North Korea the next hottest tourist destination? Kim Jong Un seems to think so. According to the South Korean newspaper Joongang Ilbo, North Ko...

North Korean Town Opens To Western Tourists

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.24.2013 | World

North Korea's authorities have opened the border town of Sinuiju to Western tourists, Chinese-based travel agencies said, despite international tensio...

A Surreal North Korean Vacation

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts

By Daphnee Denis Read the original article on Slate. As a permanent nuclear threat, and currently in the news for its leader's heated rhetoric,...

WATCH: Magazine Spoofs North Korean Tourism Ad

Posted 04.02.2012 | Media

Vacations to North Korea are a pretty difficult sell. Punch!, a new pop culture magazine, took the challenge on in a new mock television ad campaign. ...

WATCH: Kimmel Spoofs North Korea Tourism PSA

Posted 11.22.2011 | Comedy

North Korea may sound like the last place you'd book for your next family vacation, but as Jimmy Kimmel reminded us on Monday night's "Live!," it is w...

PHOTOS: North Korea's Mangyongbong Sets Sail

Posted 10.31.2011 | Travel

In an effort to cast a wider tourism net, North Korea has repurposed a ferry formerly used to shuttle passengers to and from Japan, as a leisure vesse...

North Korea Launches Tours From China

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 10.31.2011 | World

MOUNT KUMGANG, North Korea — A rusty cargo ship festooned with welcome banners arrived Wednesday at North Korea's Diamond Mountain resort to mar...

Confessions Of A North Korean Stamp Collector...

Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel

Willem van der Bijl, a Dutch tourist who went missing in Pyongyang in July, then had a pro-North Korean government op-ed published in his name last we...

North Korea Opens Roads For First Self-Driven Chinese Tour

Posted 08.15.2011 | World

North Korea opened its roads to a pack of tourists earlier this month for the first-ever self-driven Chinese tour of the isolated country. As Reut...