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JOINT STATEMENT BY NORTH KOREA TOUR OPERATORS ON 2017 PYONGYANG MARATHON
May 12, 2016

Pyongyang Marathon North Korea finish line

Yesterday, one of our fellow North Korea tour operators publicly claimed that they have been granted exclusive rights to register foreigners for the 2017 Pyongyang Marathon. This statement is completely false, as we have confirmed with the Pyongyang Marathon Committee and the DPRK Ministry of Sports. We are not sure why one of our colleagues would choose to fabricate such a statement.

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What is North Korea’s Party Congress?
April 26, 2016

7th party congress

Want to know what all the hype is about for North Korea’s party congress? We’ll explain it here: North Korea will be holding the 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in early May 2016 after more than 30 years since the last party congress. The commencement of the 7th Party Congress comes after the ending of the national 70-day campaign from Feb 23 - May 2 in an effort to propel the economy forward.

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American UVA Student Detained in North Korea
January 22, 2016

We just received news of an American student who is currently detained in North Korea for perpetrating a hostile act against the DPRK government while under the “guise of a tourist”. Although this student was not one of our tourists, we are continuing to gather facts around this situation and hope for a speedy resolution and release of this student.

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Professional snowboarders withdraw from North Korea trip amid news of DPRK nuclear test
January 8, 2016

In light of the recent news of the alleged test of a nuclear bomb by the DPRK government, Snowboarder magazine and its group of professional snowboarders have made a last-minute decision to not participate in the trip to the Masik Pass organized by Uri Tours. The rest of the group, including the American travelers in the group, have assembled in Beijing and will embark on their trip to North Korea as planned.

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Terje Håkonsen, Dan Liedahl and Mike Ravelson to be the first pro snowboarders to visit North Korea
December 9, 2015


Terje Håkonsen, Dan Liedahl and Mike Ravelson will be the first professional snowboarders to visit the Masik Pass ski resort in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (or the “DPRK,” the official country name of North Korea).  The trip is organized by Uri Tours, a New Jersey tour operator with over 15 years’ experience running tours to North Korea, in partnership with SNOWBOARDER, the largest snowboarding publication in the world, based in Carlsbad, California.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Play Golf in North Korea
May 4, 2015

Pyongyang Golf Course

The Pyongyang Golf Course is a 18-hole course that spans 45 hectres (111 acres) and is located on Lake Taesong in Ryonggang County, North Korea. The Pyongyang Golf Course was completed in 1988. Although there is one other golf course in the Kumgang region, this is the only course that is currently operating and open to the public in the country. It’s said that Kim Jong Il shot a 38 under par on this course in his first round of golf. Here are 5 reasons why YOU should play here.

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