Mansudae Korea

Is Tourism Staged in North Korea? Probably Not; Here’s Why.

Tourism to the DPRK has been going on longer than many would initially assume. Travel from many allied countries, most of which were members of the eastern-bloc of soviet-aligned nations, have been able to travel to the country for much longer than...

That time Kim Il Sung died in 1986, and then didn’t

Kim Il Sung served as the leader of the DPRK from the founding of the country in 1948 until his death in 1994; initially serving as premier until 1972 when the position of President was created, which he held until his death*. During the second half...

April 15: Day of the Sun

April 15th is the date of the most significant public holiday in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; The Day of the Sun. This holiday marks the birthday of the first Supreme Leader and incumbent Eternal President Kim Il Sung (1912...

Tracing the Taedong from Changjin to Nampo

Introduction The Taedong River (대동강) is one of the most famous bodies of water in North Korea, perhaps aside from Lake Chon, the lake nestled in the caldera of Mt. Paektu on the northern border. The Taedong river, at its most famous point, flows...

DPRK Diplomacy: Then & Now

DPRK Diplomacy: Then & Now History Whilst 2018 has been a flurry of diplomatic activity with the DPRK and Chairman Kim Jong Un at it’s centre. From the success of the 2018 winter olympics in PyeongChang, nicknamed the ‘peace’...

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