North Korea building new ski resort in ‘holy land’ near Chinese border: Imagery
Major construction on ski slope and at Samjiyon Airport suggests country preparing for foreign or domestic tourists
North Korea began work on a large new ski resort near the Chinese border last month and a new train station at a nearby airport to bring travelers into town, satellite imagery shows, a sign that authorities are improving facilities for domestic tourists or preparing to reopen the country to foreign guests in the future.
The new resort project is located at the entrance to a ski slope atop Pegae Hill (베개봉) overlooking Samjiyon City — what state media calls the “holy land of the revolution” — near Mount Paektu.
Workers appeared to start building a new structure
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