April 13, 2024

What it’s like to spend a night in a North Korean house

North Korean homestay offers unparalleled scenery, interaction with locals

A state-owned "homestay" program on North Korea’s Chilbo Mountain invites foreigners to eat, sleep and experience the local lifestyle.

Chilbo Mountain is located in the nation’s northernmost North Hamgyong province. “Chilbo” translates into “seven buried treasures,” and this mountain hidden well north of the DMZ does have a beautiful landscape worthy of discovering.

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