North Korea is probably one of the most isolated countries in the world. Travelling there on your own is a no go but going on an organized tour is easy. In this North Korea travel guide you will find firsthand stories about travelling in North Korea including sample itineraries and plenty of photos. Unless you join a fixed tour program you can ask for places to see and where possible this is arranged.
If you travel to North Korea keep in mind that you follow the rules and that you don’t question politics. You’ll be perfectly safe if you follow local rules. This doesn’t apply just to North Korea but to any foreign country you travel to. Respect the local rules. Always.
In North Korea it’s not all about the current communist society based on the Juche idea. Of course, you’ll learn about and see this in Pyonyang, Hamhung and everywhere else but there is more. From ancient time you can visit Buddhist and Confucianist temples, you can do a beach holiday or go hiking in the mountains. In wintertime you can even go on a winter sports holiday in North Korea. The DMZ with South Korea is also a must visit. This North Korea travel guide covers it all.
Make sure to read the 7-day North Korea itinerary for first time visitors: A complete guide as it contains most places and more that you’ll want to see for sure. After reading decide for yourself if you want to go!