Pack Your Bags, We’re Going to The Socialist Paradise!

Archive photos reveal how tourist authorities promoted North Korea as a holiday destination to friendly nations within the communist bloc
December 7th, 2012

From 1945 until the fall of the USSR, only a small number of foreign guests were welcomed to visit North Korea, with the majority of visitors arriving from Communist bloc or non-aligned nations. Distant memories and scattered tourist snapshots aside, few archives remain of this fascinating time.

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