Ojok Island: How To Gatecrash North Korea Without A Visa

Squatting in the Yalu river, Ojok Island is split between Korea and China - it's your best bet for making a visa-free break for the North.
November 8th, 2012
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by Nigel Callinan

The Yalu River marks the border between northwest North Korea and the Chinese provinces of Liaoning and Jilin, meandering across the landscape and shifting in width. In some places, it’s no larger than ten metres; in others, it’s over 400. Islands dot its length, with ownership given to whichever side of the

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Chad O'Carroll founded NK News in 2010. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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  • http://profiles.google.com/bdhatwork bdh bdh

    Good stuff…thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/BradGreenwood2 Bradley Greenwood

    Thank you for letting me visit this place, vicariously, with you. My health prevents me from actually ever going there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mcdowell.14 Brian McDowell

    Good stuff

  • http://www.facebook.com/TTebow15 Confucius Confucius

    I went here several years ago and broke every rule depicted on the animated sign except for the foreign dude with sunglasses smuggling drugs. Those were the good old days before the barb wire fence went up as well.