The past few years have saw North Korea rise to become a prominent issue in global affairs, yet, despite the constant fanfare of controversy and alarm which surrounds the secretive country, it is seldom understood well. As a result, never has there been a more essential, topical and necessary time to gain an objective knowledge and experience of this country… if Washington cannot carve out a path to peace, we can.
Visit North Korea present to you our “North Korea: Easter Delegation” trip, (March 29th-April 2nd) a unique opportunity to Visit the secretive state not on a standard tourist itinerary, but with the incredible privileges of meeting, engaging and interacting with the people of the country and state itself.
Led by an Oxford educated area specialist in Asia, our trip will involve aspects not touched upon in normal “tours”, some of our key highlights will include a trip to meet students at Kim Il-Sung University, a visit to a North Korean Middle School and a personalised evening talk and Q&A session by a North Korean official.
This is your chance to learn about North Korea from a hands on, first person and personalized perspective, with the highest quality of value and experience on offer. For those pursuing careers in international relations, area studies and general academia, this will prove to be a massive CV building opportunity.
How the trip works is that we’ll be first meeting in Beijing, where we will take the train first to Dandong on the North Korean border, and then onwards to Pyongyang, where we will be staying at the Yanggakkdo international hotel for the duration of the tour. In North Korea, we will be led by local guides and a driver, who will take us to the various sites.
Including the things mentioned above, the trip will also involve the following:
- The North Korean Science and Technology Park, the famous “atom” building constructed in 2016
- The Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the sacred resting place of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il
- The Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum- North Korea’s “story” of the Korean War
- The Mansudae Art & Film Studios, the heart of North Korea’s propaganda machine
- A ride on the Pyongyang metro and its new trains, covering six stations rather than the standard two.
- A trip to a local department store in Pyongyang
- The DMZ border with South Korea and Kaesong, the adjoining city, including a local walk through it and a visit to the historic Koryo Museum, once the ancient capital of Korea.
- A view at another city in the North Korean countryside, Sariwon
- A walk down the brand new Ryongmong district, a new area of Pyongyang opened in June
(note we are unable to accept United States and South Korean passport holders on this trip)