Should you get a Chinese visa or use China’s new visa free transit program? When traveling through China on the way to the DPRK (or any other third country), most travelers have the option of either applying for a Chinese tourist visa, or relying on China’s 72-hour visa-free transit program. Which should you do? To get all the details you need in one place, read on…
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.
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.
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.
Starting August 15, Pyongyang will be setting its clock back half an hour to “Pyongyang Standard Time.”
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.
Want to know what you’ll see on the Pyongyang Marathon run? Read more for the highlights…
While Air Koryo will not operate Monday and Friday flights out of and to Beijing during the winter season, we have new domestic flights to Paekdu and Chilbo and exclusive Shanghai departures to spice up your summer in DPRK travel.
Tags: Pyongyang Marathon
We have just been informed that the Mangyongdae Prize Marathon Committee have decided to re-open the doors to foreign amateur runners for the 2015 Pyongyang Marathon held on April 12, 2015. The Pyongyang Marathon is back on for foreign amateur runners after the Ebola ban was lifted Monday, March 2.