North Korea Map
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) or North Korea aptly earns its title as the Hermit Kingdom. Deliberately isolated from the world in order to pursue its Juche (self-reliance) philosophy, the visitor enters a surreal world that idolises the Great Leader (Kim Il Sung) and his achievements.
It is surprisingly easy to obtain a visa for North Korea – though some categories (such as US passport holders and journalists) require more time. Once inside the country, it is a very safe experience, as long as one follows the heavy controls put upon the visitor during a tour that lauds the wonders of North Korea and decries the evils of imperialist aggressors.
North Korea provides the visitor with a unique opportunity to visit the last communist bastion of the Cold War.