Mansudae Korea

The downfall, and possible rejuvenation, of the Kumgangsan Tourist Region

Worker’s Party State Newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported on the 23rd of October that the Marshall Kim Jong Un visited the tourist area of the Kumgangsan region in Kangwon Province. During the visit, the leader heavily criticised the area, describing...

My visit to the Gwan San Peninsula

Stepping out to the observation deck of the Odusan Unification Observatory, for the first time in my life, my eyes settled on the far bank of the Imjin river and the distant buildings and vague shapes carved into the landscape created by the paths...

Air Koryo: The DPRK’s Flag Carrier

Air Koryo: North Korea’s National Airline What is Air Koryo? Air Koryo (고려항공) is the flag carrier of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and currently the only airline to operate in the nation’s airports outside the capital Pyongyang...

Konji-ri Revolutionary Site

DPRK Revolutionary Sites: Konji-ri Located just north of the capital, Pyongyang, and just south of the capital city of South Pyongan Province, Pyongsong, Konji-ri served as the headquarters of the Korean People’s Army for a period of time during the...

Pukkuksong: A history of the Pukkuksong Missile System

On the 2nd of October 2019, reports began flooding in from monitoring agencies in South Korea of a potential missile test from the eastern side of the peninsula. Initial reports suggested a launch from Kangwon Province (South-east DPRK). However...

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