Of late, the Democratic People’s
Abundant tourist resources
The DPRK, located in the central part to the east of
In the northern tip of Korea stands Mt. Paektu, which is 2,750 m high and capped with snow all the year round, boasting of its grandeur spectacle. On its top is Lake Chon, a famous crater lake which is 384 m deep and 9.16㎢ in area and has huge volume of water of 1 955 million㎥. It is known as the world’s largest lake found in mountains. Mysterious and supernatural phenomena can be found in
Mt.Chilbo, too, is no less than Mt Kumgan as it has many scenic spots including natural lakes,
Mts. Myohyang and Kuwol in the western area of
On the outskirts of
The Complete Collection of Buddhist Scriptures, the world’s oldest one, and 80,000 wooden blocks used in printing them are kept in the
Manwoltae, site of the royal palace, Koryo Songgyungwan ,one of the oldest universities in the world, Mausoleum of King Wang Kon, founder of Koryo, Mausoleum of King Kongmin, resembling a museum of stone sculptures,
There are many monumental structures showing the development of modern
The May Day Stadium built on an islet in the centre of the
Perfect conditions for tourism
Tourism is actively encouraged in the DPRK.
Of late, the
The Okryu Restaurant on the bank of the
Korean leader Kim Jong Il pays deep attention to the development of tourism. Going round the updated pleasure grounds in Mt Myohyang, the Kaeson Youth Park at the foot of scenic Moran Hill, Majon Hotel and Hyangsan Hotel and other places last year and this year, he took measures to facelift the scenic spots of the country more beautifully and provide best conveniences to tourists.
The long-standing unstable situation prevailing in the region, an issue of apprehension for many tourists, has also been removed. The DPRK has provided itself with a strong and reliable war deterrent, thus fully securing peace and stability in this region.
The DPRK, which has been regarded by the world community as a country in the East veiled in mystery, always opens its door to everyone for free sightseeing.