May 31, 2023

Oxcarts, tractors and hitchhiking: Rural transport in North Korea — in photos

Photos from the NK News archive show how North Koreans get around despite fuel shortages and poor infrastructure

When it comes to getting around the North Korean countryside, it's rarely as simple as catching a bus or driving across town.

Fuel shortages, run-down vehicles and poor infrastructure mean that everyday people must be resourceful to deliver goods and get from point A to B. Most can't even travel beyond their hometown or region due to restrictions on movement within the country.