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Visiting North Korea is a very controlled affair. Only guided tours are permitted that strictly regulate the places at which you stop, the pictures you may take, where you are allowed, the hotels at which you stay and what you can see. If you’d like to go entry is usually through China, crossing through Sinjiju, the North Korean Border town. While North Korea has a lot of natural beauty, including temples perched in serene mountain settings, the majority of the attractions are some form of monument or structure in honour of Kim II Sung, the late leader of North Korea. Popular monuments include a statue at Manusudae Hill, Kim II Sung’s burial memorial, and Mangyondae, the site of Kim II Sung’s birth. More recently built monuments include the Tower of Juche, meant to embody the country’s philosophy of self-reliance, and is the highest stone tower in the world. One probable stop in North Korea will also be the Complex of Goguryeo Tombs, North Korea’s first world heritage site, featuring 63 tombs from the Goguryeo kingdom, considered one of the three kingdoms of Korea. North Korea is the type of country to visit for curiosity, but be prepared for rigid processes, strict controls and no freedom of movement.

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Welcome to "No Mans Land". The DMZ. The site of the most expensive tree pruning operation in world history. See the worlds largest flag. See the worlds tallest flag pole structure. See one of the worlds most heavily mined borders. Don't get separated from the tour group. See the tall buildings that are nothing more than fascades and placards. Look at the "Bridge of No Return". Watch the North Koreans mill about in their humongous military caps, and turn away just before the camera flashes... Yeah, good times. Makes you appreciate the concepts of life, libery, the pursuit of happiness, freedom, and autonomy...
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If you are doing a day trip into Kaesong (Gaeseong) then bring your mp3 player (the bus ride is a bit boring on the SK side) and whatever because there are plenty of secure lockers in the South Korean immigration facility.  Do remember to go back to the lockers when you get back to the south!
Also there is a money exchange facility in the SK immigration building - which was open before we arrived.
Opposite the secure lockers (upstairs) there was a gift shop which had lots of drinks, snacks and a few bread items.  Really appreciated for a 6am start!
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fantastic, though tourist-overridden mountain resort in 'north korea,' actually land rented by the hyundai corporation. if you go, you should have no trouble climbing the rugged moutain, because metal poles and stairs have been incessantly installed everywhere, so everyone can do it and enjoy the views of the east sea from the summit. try to practice your korean before you go, you might actually be able to speak to a north korean on the trail. they're the ones wearing the red lapel pins.
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