N. Korea opens new tourism website

December 1, 2014


SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea launched a new website Monday intended to draw more foreign tourists.

The site, www.dprktoday.com, provides foreigners with detailed information on the secretive communist nation’s tourist attractions, hotels and tour programs through related stories and video clips.

The North has a few other propaganda sites for outside online users like Uriminzokkiri (www.uriminzokkiri.com) and Naenara (www.naenara.co.kp). But the new website focuses more on attracting foreign tourists.

The North’s media said the website has been created to “satisfy growing interest and expectation” over the nation.

It also offers specific flight schedules from Beijing, Vladivostok and several other foreign cities to Pyongyang as well as a list of various package tour programs as well as information on luxury hotels and ways to contact relevant tour agencies abroad.