Is North Korea Communist?

North Korea: Communist or Socialist North Korea is frequently referred to as the last true communist state left in the world. Perhaps more accurate however, is that there has never…

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Top 10 North Korean Foods

The Best of Lesser Known North Korean Foods One of the great joys of travel is experiencing the new food of different cultures and North Korea is no exception to…

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The Biggest Holidays in North Korea
Performing a mass dance during Victory Day, Pyongyang, North Korea

The Biggest Holidays in North Korea

What are the 6 biggest Holidays in North Korea? North Korea famously likes to celebrate a good holiday. Usually they do this several times per year. Think of goose stepping…

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Can You Visit North Korea From Seoul?

North of the DMZ One of the most asked questions on the internet related to Korean tourism searches. Can you visit North Korea from Seoul is a fairly straightforward one…

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What Does The North Korean Flag Symbolize?

The North Korean Flag - Breaking it Down The North Korean flag we see today was first adopted after the country gained Liberation from Japan and split from the South…

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What Does DPRK Mean?

DPRK (North Korea) DPRK, DPR Korea or Korea DPR (In Korean: 조선민주주의인민공화국, Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk) stands for "Democratic People's Republic of Korea". This is the official name for North Korea. North Korean's do not…

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Top 5 Things To Do in Kaesong

A trip to Kaesong, DPRK (North Korea). North Korea’s southernmost (and second most visited) city of Kaesong is mostly used as a convenient stopping point along the road to the…

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Top 5 things to do in Nampo
The Chollima Steelworks near Nampo, North Korea.

Top 5 things to do in Nampo

Visit Nampo City Too often, ‘North Korea’ gets reduced to its capital and #1 tourist destination, Pyongyang – and it’s not hard to see why. The DPRK’s most iconic landmarks…

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Can You Take Photos in North Korea?
Locals on Nampo Beach

Can You Take Photos in North Korea?

Can I take Photos in North Korea? In short: Absolutely! The long version, yes but it’s complicated...North Korea has many reputations and stereotypes that precede it.  In recent years however…

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