A ruthless baby-faced dictator, absence of basic human rights, safety and security concerns, one of the most reclusive and least visited countries in the world… Yes, these are all things said about North Korea, and yet, here we are, trying to convince you to actually visit this stunning, unspoiled and untouched country despite a mountain of bad press it has been receiving recently. Believe it or not, each year, over 2,000 people from the US, Canada and other countries visit North Korea (yes, they left the country alive and well), and they have all been amazed by its strange beauty. If you are perplexed and intrigued about this country, we have found a travel agency that offers tours to North Korea. It is called Young Pioneer Tours and it was founded in mainland China in 2008.
Young Pioneer Tours prides itself in providing “budget tours to destinations your mother would rather you stayed away from”. If you tell your friends that you would love to visit North Korea, they would probably say that you lost your marbles, but visiting this off the grid country promises to be one-of-a-kind crazy journey that you will remember until the rest of your life. The stories you will hear there are the stuff of legend, and we are confident that you will come back brimming with treasured memories.
So, what is there to do, see and experience in North Korea (or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)? First and foremost, there are several must see sights in Pyongyang, the country’s capital, like Tower of the Juche Idea, Kim Il-sung Square, Kumsusan Memorial Palace, spectacular and eye-opening Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum and Koguryo Tombs, to mention just a few. You can also experience fantastic sights of Mount Peaktu, ski at quite modern Masikryong Ski resort, travel and explore the extreme landscape of the north east of the country or visit Rason City which is the only so-called Special Economic Zone in North Korea where itineraries are made to suit any need that a traveler might have.
By the way, Young Pioneer Tours also offers tours of Iran, Antarctica, Iraq and former Soviet countries for all you adventurers out there who are not too keen on predictable traditional resort vacation. If you are a thrill seeking person, looking to experience a totally different world from the one you live in, visiting North Korea should definitely be on your bucket list.
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