8 Interesting Places in North Korea
North Korea has recently opened its doors to a limited amount of outsiders, shedding some light on the mysterious hermit country. Here are 8 of the more interesting places in North Korea.
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
While this is more the border to North Korea than an actual destination within the country, it's a sight to see. The DMZ separates North and South Korea & is the world's most militarized border.
The Juche Tower is the symbol of North Korea & its political system. You can ride an elevator up & see plaques dedicated to those who funded the construction of tower, who hail from around the world.
Worker's Party Monument
Possibly one of the most famous monuments in North Korea, the Worker's Party Monument symbolizes farming, education & industry.
The Japanese occupation of Korea led to many deaths. Kim Il Sung commissioned a bronze statue for every Korean killed, made to look identical to the person they represented.
Pyongyang stadium is the largest stadium in the world, with a capacity of 150,000. The stadium is used to host their mass demonstrations, which are quite a feat as well.
Kaseon is one of several theme parks in the country. Visitors have said that Kaseon is one of few places where locals can interact with foreigners.
Once the tallest hotel in the world, Ryugyong hotel now sits, uncompleted, haunting Pyongyang's skyline. This monstrous hotel was meant to house 3,000 rooms and 7 rotating restaurants.
Also known as Propaganda Village, Kijong Dong is what would happen if you took Ryugyong Hotel and scaled it to the size of a village. The village is empty & is rumored to be used to attract defectors.