About the countries – North Korea, Mill North Korea, All about North Korea
Full country name: people’s democratic Republic of Korea
Size: 120410 sq. km.
Population: 24 million.
Religion: All religions were officially banned after 1950
Government: Communist “dynasty,” the dictatorship of one leader
Industries: arms manufacturing, mechanical engineering, power industry, chemical industry, mining, metallurgy, textile, food.
Main partners: China, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Hong Kong, Russia
Health risks: there is virtually no risk, but due to the fact that Western medicines cannot get it to root here is not too pleasant. The main available means of treatment of traditional Korean medicine, is very similar to Chinese.
Time: GMT plus 9 hours
Power supply: 110/220V, 60Hz
Weights and measures: metric
This country is very suitable for those who wish to plunge into the Soviet era — is one of the few remaining bastions of socialism in the world. A trip to this country will allow Russian tourists to plunge into the past — to see old buildings, monuments, mausoleum. North Korea is one of the most closed country. Any movement on site must be done under the supervision of guides. Historical and cultural heritage of North Korea coexists with modern ideology. For touring the country more suited not rainy months: may to June and from September to October.
Pyongyang — the capital of the country. This is a great example of the desire of the government to design the look of the city in a progressive spirit, a clear and understandable plan of discipline. Here you will not find the familiar face of a bustling metropolis Asian country, the abundance of street hawkers and advertising, flows of cyclists and cars. In the capital is a huge number of monuments and museums. The most famous: a statue with a height of 180 metres — a Dear Leader, arc de Triomphe, one of the largest stadiums in the world — the name of Kim Il Sung.
But do not deprive the attention and the most traditional sights — the old city gate, the State Circus and others.
A fairly large port city — Hagu is
150 kilometers from Pyongyang. Here you can rent a boat for excursions to the many Islands of the Bay Inhuman the Yellow sea or to explore the sandy shore, where low tide is a huge number of aquatics. In 8 kilometers from the city is Mount Sangsan — the main area in the country. Of particular interest here is the Fort with ancient statues. A single interesting place in the country can do without slogans with a reminder about the Great Leader.
On the banks of the Taedong river is Kuwolsan — the area with the most spectacular mountain peaks. Access to two major peaks, where there are picturesque valleys and waterfalls, is available through several roads and Hiking trails. Also here is a set of palaces and shrines of the Joseon dynasty.
One of the modern cities — Kaesong. Is 125 kilometers from Pyongyang, special monuments and historical heritage. But to visit here is the “old quarter” with traditional Korean buildings, the style which has not changed for many centuries. Almost miraculously preserved in the city sonjuk the Bridge, which was built in 1216 and the monument to Sangin, which depicted the hero of the nation of Chong Mong-Ju.
So it is a country with a rather strict way of life, tourists should remember a few rules and stick to them: if you walk around the city unaccompanied by a guide you will likely be arrested and taken to the hotel. As a result, travel companies, on whose account you are, problems will arise. It is forbidden to import mobile phones, you will seize them in a locker at the airport, and fly back when you return your phone. It is also forbidden to photograph objects that somehow relate to the defense. Also here you will not be able to access the Internet, and the cost of 1 minute of international communication is more than 5 euros. Because in the country there are often power outages, it is recommended to bring a flashlight. Prohibited bright and revealing clothes.