February 29, 2024

North Korea’s new east coast tourist resort: who is it really being built for?

Sources say the new Wonsan-Kalma Coastal Tourist Area facility could be opened by summer 2018

A plan to construct a major new tourist resort near North Korea's east coast city of Wonsan appears to be in full-swing, with rumors circulating that the project could even be finished by late July.

First announced in his 2018 new year's speech, Kim Jong Un requested North Korean citizens "join efforts" with service personnel to complete construction of the new tourist resort in the "shortest period of time".

Become a member for less then $4 per week.

  • Unlimited access to all of NK News: reporting, investigations, analysis
  • The NK News Daily Update, an email newsletter to keep you in the loop
  • Searchable archive of all content, photo galleries, special columns
  • Contact NK News reporters with tips or requests for reporting
Get unlimited access to all NK News content, including original reporting, investigations, and analyses by our team of DPRK experts.
Subscribe now

All major cards accepted. No commitments – you can cancel any time.