Hungnam Fertilizer Complex

The Hungnam Fertilizer Complex’s primary function is the production of superphosphate, ammonium sulfate, and ammonium nitrate fertilizers. 흥남비료연합기업소의 주요 역할은 과인산석회비료, 유안비료 그리고 질산암모늄비료를 생산하는 것이다.

Samhung Station

Samhung Station (삼흥역) is situated along the Hyoksin line (혁신선) in Pyongyang. Because it is in-between the Kim Il Sung University and the University of Foreign Studies, many of North Korea’s best and brightest students use this station.

Kim Il Sung Square 2016 – High-Resolution Photo

Zoom-able, high-resolution photo of Kim Il Sung Square photographed on 2016 July 9th, 2:54 pm. This photo is 72483 × 15153 pixels at over 1000mb.

Golden Triangle Bank

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. Because Rason is a ‘Special Economic Zone’, you’ll find Chinese and Russians businessmen making […]

Kaesong Border Town Near Ganghwa-gun

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

Kaesong Industrial Area Seen from Dora Observatory

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

Wonsan Kalma Beach 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

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

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 […]