Rural North Korea 북한의 시골풍경

The life of a North Korean outside of the cities and towns revolves primarily around agriculture. One of the biggest changes in recent years has been the allowance of farmers to decide for themselves what they want to grow; as long as state production requirements are met…

Chongun Rock 천군바위

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 대동강 외교단회관

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. 북한에서는 육류의 대체물로 칠면조가 뜨고 있다.

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

Religion in North Korea 북한의 종교

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 고려항공

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 청수

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 […]

Eating in North Korea Episode 12 – Tongmyong Hotel Restaurant [평양먹방시리즈 ⑫] 평양먹방 시리즈의 마지막, 동명식당

Follow me as I explore the different culinary options around North Korea with their local guide ! In this final episode, we have lunch at the Tongmyong Hotel in Wonsan.