Traveling to this mysterious country is still possible. Surprised by this fact? Remote and strict the country may be, you can still explore the country as long as you’re a part of an official guided tour.
North Korea is a unique destination and once you get through all the strict requirements needed to travel to this country, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. For one, you can check out one of their two circuses. Travelers and digital nomads have the chance to witness North Korean talent, featuring acrobatics, comedy and more.
You can also visit the Arch of Triumph, one of North Korea’s iconic monuments. It stands proud in Pyongyang and was built from white granite. Other than that, amusement parks, monuments, and botanical gardens can also be found throughout North Korean cities.
A few facts about North Korea:
- North Korea houses the largest stadium in the world
- It’s located in East Asia
- The country is officially called the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
- 25 million people are living in North Korea
- North Korea’s capital is called Pyongyang
- North Korea covers 55% of the Korean peninsula
- The country generally has a cool continental climate
- The demilitarized zone, which divides North and South Korea, became a nature reserve. It was once a battleground but now remains almost untouched.
- Other than South Korea, North Korea is next to China and Russia
- They use the UTC+9 (Pyongyang time)
- The Korean War started in 1950 and it lasted for three years
While it may be a hard place to travel to, much less to try coliving in, witnessing the culture of such a different and remote country may be more than worth it. Prepare to gain some insight into their history and witness the day-to-day life of its people.