Things To See And Do In North Korea Tag

The Five Most Celebrated Mountains of North Korea
July 20, 2016

Paekdu Mountain Crater Lake
The Korean people consider themselves mountain people. This is not much of a stretch considering that a mountain system called the “Paektu Daegan” forms the spine of Korea, even extending into the sea before emerging again at Jeju Island. Paektusan (san meaning mountain in Korean) being the most prominent of all these mountains, forms the head of the trail of mountains, and serves as the peninsula’s connection to Asia. Approaching the head of the trail leads to an increase in mountain density, with North Korea’s land mass being 80% mountains, and South Korea having vast fields of fertile plains. The mountains that make up this network are considered holy to the Korean people, and bring life to the entire peninsula. In this post, we’ll cover the top 5 most celebrated of these mountains that are in North Korea.

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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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Our Visit to PUST (Pyongyang University of Science & Technology)
January 10, 2015


A couple of years ago, we visited the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, a university privately founded by foreign educators in the outskirts of Pyongyang. We organized an official university recognized trip for Columbia SIPA to the DPRK and took the students to audit a class at PUST and to meet the students and faculty at this new institution. With the Sony hack and The Interview controversy, we thought this post would be timely. Take a peek with us into PUST.

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Pro Wrestling and Diplomacy in Pyongyang with Antonio Inoki
June 5, 2014

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!


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New DPRK Site Spotted: Munsu Water Park
December 12, 2013

Munsu Water Park - Pyongyang, North Korea

Want to swim, rock climb, get a haircut and work out all in the same place? Well, now you can at this massive water park in North Korea! The DPRK has opened the Munsu Water Park in Pyongyang open to locals and foreigners alike. It’s 15 hectares in total with indoor and outdoor facilities to cover all seasons. It ain’t no Disney Land, but it’s worth it to go just for the novelty of it. Check out our adventures at this new water park. Our next trip there is with our New Year’s in North Korea tour - Registration deadline is December 20, 2013.

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Exclusive Buddhist Temple Tour of North Korea
October 22, 2013

This past September 2013, Uri Tours, in partnership with the Temple of Modern Buddhism in NYC 미주현대불교, led a prominent group of Korean-American Buddhists in an exclusive temple tour of North Korea 북한사찰순례. This group was comprised of Korean-Americans from all over the U.S. joined together by their search for peace and common ground in the Korean peninsula. This group also made small history by being the first all Korean-American tour group to visit the DPRK.

2013 Temple of Modern Buddhism Group in North Korea

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How to Get a North Korean Suit
October 14, 2013

Traveling through the DPRK, or North Korea, you’ll immediately notice the multitudes of people wearing casual zip-up suits that may look like military uniforms from afar, but indeed they are for civilian wear. These solid-colored, multi-purpose breathable suits have a uniquely North Korean utilitarian character about them. 

So, you want to know how to get your hands on a North Korean suit? Keep reading…

The tailors at the Yanggakdo Hotel

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New DPRK Site Spotted: Old KPA Headquarters!
October 8, 2013

In the first of this “New DPRK Site Spotted” series, we’re presenting a new site we visited last month: the former headquarters of the KPA, which is now being memorialized as the Revolutionary Museum for Victorious War (전승혁명사적관). The former underground headquarter is located in Pyongyang and served as the working headquarter base for Kim Il Sung and the KPA from January 1951 to December 1953. 

Revolutionary Museum for Victorious War - Old KPA Headquarters

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Kumgang Mountains 금강산

DPRK Art Tour Fall 2013: Exploration of North Korean Art
July 25, 2013

Exploration of North Korean Art and Creative Outdoor Studio

Korea Art Forum (KAF), in collaboration with Uri Tours, is pleased to invite professional artists to a creative program in which artists will explore North Korean art along with urban landscapes and will be able to conceive and create artwork in the natural outdoors of the DPRK.  This exclusive program is open to all professional artists, including painters, sculptors, architects, poets, creative writers, composers, critics, and other creative artists.

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12 Sites in Kaesong Win UNESCO World Heritage Status
June 23, 2013

Kaesong, once the capital city of the Koryo Dynasty and the intellectual hub of Korea, now the surrounding city of the DMZ on the North side of the divided Koreas, wins UNESCO World Heritage status! 12 sites in Kaesong were approved for the prestigious UNESCO designation on the grounds of embodying “the political, cultural, philosophical and spiritual values” of the Koryo kingdom, UNESCO said (AFP). Good news is that you can visit Kaesong and some of these historic sites on any one of our DPRK tours.

King Dongmyoung's Mausoleum UNESCO site North Korea

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