Photos North Korea
Photos North Korea

Photos - North Korea 2004

In 2004 the long standing wish of the Comtourist crew to visit North Korea became reality. Our wish to experience a Stalinist society from the inside prevailed over the notion that we might be supporting the world’s most repressive regime. We hope that spreading the word on the crimes against the people of North Korea will compensate for our cash that ended in Kim Jung IL’s pocket.

Our trip, booked in advance with a Dutch travel organisation would start in Beijing where we picked up our travel documents at the DPRK embassy. From Beijing we flew to Pyongyang where we were picked up by our guides. We would spend a week in North Korea celebrating Independence Day in Pyongyang, stand 1 meter from South Korea at the DMZ, stay in Kaesong and Mount Myongyang. After a week in North Korea we were happy to be back in “Free” China, but we would never forget the unreal experience of a holiday in North Korea.

Sinuiju - Sinuiju map

Map of the route by train from Pyongyang to Sinuiju border

n/a - North Korea visa

North Korea visa as a separate document to avoid future problems

Beijing - Ilyushin Il-62

Our Air Koreo Ilyushin Il-62 aircraft at the gate in Beijing

Pyongyang - Ilyushin Il-62

Interior of the Air Koreo Ilyushin Il-62 on its way to Pyongyang

Pyongyang - Ilyushin Il-62

Air Koreo Ilyushin IL-62 on the apron of Pyongyang airport

Pyongyang - Pyongyang airport

The terminal building of Susan International Airport Pyongyang

Pyongyang - Pyongyang airport

Passenger Lounche of Susan International Airport in Pyongyang

Pyongyang - Mansu Hill

Mansudae Grand Monument Bronze statue of Kim Il Sung from 1972

Pyongyang - Mansu Hill

The Freeing The Proletariat By The Great Leader Kim Il-Sung

Pyongyang - Chollima statue

The Chollima Statue from 1961 in near in Mansu Dong Pyongyang

Pyongyang - Mansu Hill

Mansudae Fountain Park and Art Theatre near Kim Il Sung monument

Pyongyang - Pyongyang Army Circus

Army Circus acrobats with red flags in front of a big screen

Pyongyang - Korean Army circus

Acrobat of the Korean Army circus in front of a propaganda screen

Pyongyang - Yanggakdo hotel

The Yanggakdo Hotel is the main location for foreign tourists

Pyongyang - Kyogu dong residential area

Kyogu dong residential area seen from the Yanggakdo Hotel