North Korea

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is a nation in East Asia occupying the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. It shares a border with South Korea in the south and China and Russia in the north. It has a total land area of around 120,540 square kilometers. Tourism is regulated so traveling throughout the country is mostly done via a guided tour.

Paektu Mountain, North Korea
Paektu Mountain, North Korea | Photo by Laika ac under creative commons

Key Facts About North Korea

Location Located in East Asia on the Northern half of the Korean Peninsula
CapitalPyongyang
CurrencyNorth Korean Won
Currency Conversion1KPW = 0.00111USD
ClimateCombination of a continental climate and an oceanic climate
Population25+ million (2019 est.)
ReligionAtheist state
LanguageKorean is the Official Language

Top Tourist Attractions in North Korea

  • Kumsusan Memorial Palace
  • Mansudae Grand Monument
  • Paektu Mountain
  • Juche Tower
  • Changbai Mountains
  • Arch of Triumph
  • Tomb of King Tongmyong
  • North Korea Peace Museum
  • Kim Il-sung Square
  • DMZ: Demilitarized Zone
  • Mount Kumgang
  • USS Pueblo (AGER-2)