Chongun Rock

This spectacular rock formation is known as Chongun Rock. The formation sits mostly on the Chinese side of the border so the best view of it is actually on the North Korean side.

Taedonggang Diplomatic Club

The Taedonggang Diplomatic Club was built in 1972 to host the meetings between North and South Korea. However, these activities slowed to a halt and the building was converted into a recreational facility for all foreigners, not just diplomats. Tourists, business people, diplomatic staff and even the occasional foreign students are welcomed to come and […]

Turkeys, the alternative source of meat in North Korea.

Turkeys are kept by enterprising North Korean farmers as they multiply well and provide food throughout the whole year.

Religion in North Korea

Based on the North Korean constitution, citizens are granted freedom of religious beliefs. I would think that with such a constitution in place, there would be a tangible manifestation of religious activities…

Air Koryo

Air Koryo was founded in 1955. All existing airline pilots are ex-military pilots converted to civilian service. The airline is 100% state-owned and operates primarily from Pyongyang Sunan International Airport.

North Korean Font – PSK BuKul Bold

I was having some fun today trying out a North Korean style font “PSK BuKul Bold”. It’s the kind used in many DPRK slogans. I’ve made the font available as a free download. It’s not for commercial purpose and should be used for study, research or non-profit. Fonts like these are actually available on the […]

Chongsu

Chongsu (청수) North Pyongan Province, North Korea. Over at Dandong, you can hire the local Chinese boatmen to take you on a private cruise along the Yalu River.

12th Pyongyang Fashion Exhibition

Every year, Pyongyang hosts its fashion exhibition to showcase the latest styles. Here, traditional and contemporary fashion are flaunted with a child-like charm. Unlike the runway models of haute couture fashion empires, North Korean models do not sulk and stare intensely into the distance. Instead, they make eye contact with the audience, smile and frolic […]

GoPro City Tour Video of Pyongyang 2014

City tour of Pyongyang using a GoPro Hero 3 Camera. Special permission was granted by the DPRK government to produce this world’s-first video. The footage is presented in its original format and is uncut and uncensored.

Arirang Mass Games 2013

Held in Pyongyang, the “Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance Arirang” (아리랑 축제) is a display of dance, acrobatic prowess and their interpretation of historical events leading up to the present day. The event always ends off with the focus on Korean reunification and peace. The full video of the event is at the end […]