February 29, 2024

First photos from inside North Korea’s most infamous hotel

LONDON– Finally, after decades of waiting and endless speculation, North Korean authorities have opened the doors to the now mythical Ryugyong hotel, giving the world its first peek inside.

These exclusive picture, shared with us by our friends at Koryo Tours, reveal the as-yet-unfinished central dining room that’s so huge it dwarfs all that stand inside it.

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