This week, our DPRK Traveler Spotlight is on Thomas Shubbuck, an American teacher from Las Vegas currently living in Shanghai. He traveled with us to North Korea on one of our Shanghai – Pyongyang Direct Tours. See what he has to say about his trip…
UPDATE - November 8, 2014
Two Americans, Mr. Matthew Miller and Mr. Kenneth Bae were released by the DPRK today and are flying home to their families. We are very happy and grateful. See our updated comments.
Tags: Pyongyang Marathon
Uri Tours was responsible for getting approvals for the first amateur marathon in Pyongyang on April 13, 2014! We were the first ones to run a 10K in Pyongyang, and also the first to allow tourists to run a full marathon through the streets of the DPRK capital city! Our first Marathon Tour in April 2014 was a huge success and now we’re ready to take registration for the 2015 Pyongyang Marathon being held on April 12, 2015. Read on to find out more.
UPDATE: October 28, 2014
Sadly, the Arirang Mass Games were cancelled in 2014. Get the inside story on the 2015 Arirang Mass Games.
UPDATED October 27, 2014
As many of you have heard, there is a temporary halt on tourist travel into the country while the DPRK implements measures to protect against the spread of Ebola. See what this means for your upcoming travel.
I was given a rare treat. I took a 3-hour ride through all 16 of the stations in the Pyongyang Metro, a priceless experience. Join me for a virtual tour inside one of the deepest subways in the world.
A product review of the NOUL tablet, the DPRK’s alternative to the iPad mini: read on for the good and the bad of this North Korean tablet.
Tags: north korean restaurant
The DPRK has several state-owned and run Pyongyang style restaurants in Shanghai, and other cities in China like Beijing. We went to the Xuhui location in Shanghai and it’s worth a visit. Here’s what we found…
Do you like pro-wrestling? How about diplomacy? Travel, boxing, martial arts? This summer, you can have it all, and in the unlikeliest of places - PYONGYANG! In August 2014, we’re offering a chance to see a historic International Pro-Wrestling Friendship Event in Pyongyang hosted by the famous WWE Hall of Famer Japanese wrestler, Antonio Inoki!
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: AUGUST 22, 2014
For a limited time, we’re offering North Korea (DPRK) tours directly from Shanghai via Air Koryo charter flight! This summer, take off from China’s financial capital, Shanghai, and explore a different world in North Korea.
Every Sunday and Thursday from July 6 to October 5, 2014, there will be weekly direct flights from Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport to Pyongyang’s Sunan International Airport:
Shanghai - Pyongyang JS552 Depart 4:00am (04:00) Arrive 7:00am local time (07:00)
Pyongyang - Shanghai JS551 Depart 1:50am (01:50) Arrive 3am local time (03:00)
See our Pyongyang Direct via Shanghai Tour options this summer!