North Korea Travel: Maximum Experience, Minimum Price
Yanggakdo International Hotel
With most North Korea tours, this is the place you will be staying at. The “Yanggakdo International Hotel” in Pyongyang. An enormous 47 storey hotel located on Yanggakdo Island in the Middle of the Taedong river in Pyongyang, a great central location.
Despite concerns about the efficiency of North Korea’s infrastructure and economy, the Yanggakdo International Hotel is a hotel which is sufficient, comfortable and suited for Western tourists. It is claimed by the North Korean authorities to be a “5 star hotel“, although its actual quality resembles that of a three star one.
Yanggakdo hotel rooms are of good quality, decent beds, plenty of space, a safe, a clean bathroom with a functioning shower, toilet and shaving plugs. Nothing that pushes you out of you comfort zone. Sometimes on North Korea tours you may end up sharing a room with another person on your trip. Although if you specifically insist and pay more for a single room, you’ll get one. These rooms also come with a television, believe it or not, you have access to the BBC, Local North Korean TV, CNN, Al-Jazeera and a number of other global stations!
The Yanggakdo has a wide reaching range of facilities on an evening. It has several restaurants of varying themes, a coffee lounge, several bars that sell local beers, a bowling alley, numerous shops, a swimming pool, a casino and of course the famous “revolving” restaurant on the 47th floor. This is not somewhere you’re going to get bored, it actually provides a great place to socialize on the evening with other people on your tour!
The revolving restaurant
The Bowling Alley
Slot machines in the outer part of “Casino Pyongyang”
With the Korean War potentially about to come to an end, discover how North Korea understands and "celebrates" this conflict in this unique "Victory Day" Experience!
*A visit to the "Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Musueum", *Witness the terrifying "The Sinchon Museum of American War Atrocities" *The chance to participate in a famous mass dance with locals and witness a firework display. *A trip to Kaesong and the DMZ to see how peace is changing one of the world's most deeply fortified and tense borders!
This year brought unprecedented hope that the Korean War might be finally about to end, closing up to 70 years of division.
Each year, North Korea celebrates "victory day" which commemorates the armistice agreement in 1953. With the war potentially coming to an end, this year's event marks a special occassion
As a result, we putting on a unique, educational Victory Day experience trip to focus on the History of the Korean war itself and to celebrate the thawing of tensions on the peninsula! All for a budget price!
North Korea's victory day this year is more special than ever, not least because the Korean War itself may be nearing a formal end.
In the wake of recent events, Visit North Korea have decided to organise a special take on this national holiday in the DPRK, by designing a program themed around understanding the Korean War itself.
Highlights include: a Visit to the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, the DMZ (let's see how peace is consolidating on the border!) the Sinchon Museum of American Atrocities (understanding how North Korea perceives the war) and the chance to participate in a famous North Korean mass dance with locals.
It's a tour built around hope, optimism and the promise of a better future, all at a budget price which does not compromise or reduce the quality of the package!