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Cheap Flights to North Korea

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK, is a country in East Asia. It encompasses the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, hence the name it is more commonly called, North Korea. Aside from South Korea in the south, North Korea shares borders with China in the north and Russia to the northeast. While many are curious to know what being in North Korea is like, the nation does not accept many visitors. It is still possible to get in though, if you're willing to respect the limitations on movement, behavior, and freedom of expression.

What to see & do in North Korea

The Grand Monument on Mansu Hill - The Grand Monument on Mansu Hill is a complex of monuments. At the center of the complex are the two bronze statues of North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, at the height of 22 meters. Other monuments in the site include the "Anti-Japanese Revolutionary Struggle" and "Socialist Revolution". The Grand Monument was built in April 1972.

Mansudae Assembly Hall -The Mansudae Assembly Hall is the venue of important political events in North Korea.

Friendship Tower - The Friendship Tower was erected on the Moran Hill in memory of the Chinese Volunteers who fought in the Korean War, as well as to symbolize and strengthen the friendship of DPRK and China. The tower was first finished in October 1959, and enlarged in 1984. The tower covers an area of 120,000 square meters and a height of 30 meters.

Kumsusan Palace of the Sun - The Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, formerly called the Kumsusan Memorial Palace and sometimes called Kim Il-sung Mausoleum, is the mausoleum for the country's founder and eternal president, as well as for his son and successor Kim Jong-Il. The mausoleum was built in 1976 as the Kumsusan Assembly Hall and was Kim Il-sung's official residence. The palace was recreated as the mausoleum after Kim Il-sung's death, under the orders of Kim Jong-il. Today, the palace contains Kim Il-sung's embalmed body, as well as Kim Jong-il's.

How to get around North Korea

Tourists in North Korea are not allowed to wander about on their own, so you never really have to worry about transportation. Your tour company will arrange all of your transport needs, and a guide will escort you throughout your trip anyway. The available public transportation in Pyongyang is by trams and trolleybuses.

How to get to North Korea

It is possible, though unlikely, to get into North Korea by train, by boat, or by bus. Most visitors fly in through the Pyongyang Sunan International Airport, located 24 kilometers from Pyongyang city center. The national flag carrier, Air Koryo, provides connections throughout North Korea, as well as with a few select international locations. Through Air Koryo, one may fly into Korea from Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok, Thailand), Beijing Capital International Airport (Beijing, China), Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Khabarovsk Novy Airport (Khabarovsk, Russia), Sheremetyevo International Airport (Khimki, Russia), Shanghai Pudong International Airport (Shangha, China), Shenyang Taoxian International Airport (Shenyang, China), Vladivostok International Airport (Artyom, Russia), and Yanji Chaoyangchuan Airport (Yanji, China).

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