Golden Triangle Bank / 황금의 삼각주은행 / 金三角银行

The Golden Triangle Bank is the primary bank of the Rason Special Economic Zone. Exchanges rates here are at local market exchange rates of 8,000KPW/US$1 instead of the usual 100KPW/US$1. The exchange rates here are also much better than in Pyongyang. 황금의 삼각주은행은 라선특별경제구역의 전문은행입니다. 이곳의 환율은 지역 시장의 환율과 같은 1 미달러당 8,000원입니다. 보통 […]

Kaesong Border Town Near Ganghwa-gun 강화도에서 가까이 보이는 개성 국경 마을

Zoom-able, high-resolution panoramic photo of the Kaesong border town, situated 4 km away from Ganghwa-gun (강화군) in South Korea.

Changjon Street 창전 거리

Changjon Street represented the beginning of a wave of “modernization projects” that would see multiple new-towns like Mirae Scientists Street (미래과학자거리) and Ryomyong New Town (려명거리신도시) sprout up across Pyongyang.

Kaesong Industrial Area Seen from Dora Observatory 도라전망대에서 바라본 개성공업지구

The Kaesong Industrial Area panorama was captured while facing the North-West direction at the Dora Observatory (도라전망대) in South Korea

Rungrado 1st of May Stadium 릉라도 5월1일 경기장

Opened on 1 May 1989, the Rungrado May Day Stadium has a total floor space of over 207,000 m² and a seating capacity of 114 000. It’s officially the stadium with the largest seating capacity in the world.

Wonsan Kalma Beach 2013 원산 갈마 해변 2013

This is Wonsan Kalma beach in 2013 before the area was redeveloped as part of the Wonsan Kalma Resort. When I first visited this place, I was only told there were some big plans for renovations “very soon”. No additional details were given at that time. It wasn’t until 2015 that I heard about the […]

Fish Names of Korea 한국의 물고기

Zoom-able, high-resolution photo of a school poster with the North Korean names of various sea creatures. This photo is 6220 × 9000 pixels at over 42mb. Please be patient while the image loads in the background. Use your mouse (or fingers) to navigate the image 이 사진은 다양한 해양생물의 북한식이름을 볼 수 있는 6220 x 9000픽셀의 고화질 […]

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…