October 16, 2021

Culture

Information related to the North Korean culture and culture in North Korea

Combining travel and education on a North Korea study tour

Combining travel and education on a North Korea study tour

Studying Korean allows guests to stay in Pyongyang for a month, just long enough to get a feel for everyday life

Combining travel and education on a North Korea study tour
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson October 15, 2021
Photos: North Korean harvest, new homes as seen from South’s new border lookout

Photos: North Korean harvest, new homes as seen from South’s new border lookout

Tourists in bustling South Korea can zoom in on the comparatively quiet life in villages across the border

Photos: North Korean harvest, new homes as seen from South’s new border lookout
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 14, 2021
A diplomat’s life: Learning to cope with leisure in Pyongyang

A diplomat’s life: Learning to cope with leisure in Pyongyang

Finding entertainment is not always easy, but foreigners can still enjoy movies, karaoke and other activities

A diplomat’s life: Learning to cope with leisure in Pyongyang
Taylor Darby
Taylor Darby October 13, 2021
Kim Jong Un worked on tourist resort designs during 2021 absences: KCTV

Kim Jong Un worked on tourist resort designs during 2021 absences: KCTV

Pyongyang expo shows off designs for trains, ships and space shuttle slide similar to one Kim family used

Kim Jong Un worked on tourist resort designs during 2021 absences: KCTV
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 8, 2021
Fasten your seatbelt: Traveling in Soviet chic on North Korea’s domestic flights

Fasten your seatbelt: Traveling in Soviet chic on North Korea’s domestic flights

Low demand and an aging fleet mean passengers can expect a unique trip but bumpy ride

Fasten your seatbelt: Traveling in Soviet chic on North Korea’s domestic flights
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson October 6, 2021
Jesters in the king’s service: Standup comedy in North Korea

Jesters in the king’s service: Standup comedy in North Korea

Popular propaganda performers lampoon social vices, but their satirical barbs never stray toward dissent

Jesters in the king’s service: Standup comedy in North Korea
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko October 6, 2021
A freewheeling, ‘Ask Me Anything’ special – NKNews Podcast Ep. 203
Podcast

A freewheeling, ‘Ask Me Anything’ special – NKNews Podcast Ep. 203

The NK News team joins host Jacco Zwetsloot to celebrate 200 podcast episodes and answer readers' questions

A freewheeling, ‘Ask Me Anything’ special – NKNews Podcast Ep. 203
NK News
NK News October 5, 2021
North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK PRO

North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from September 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021

North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro October 1, 2021
On Chuseok, Koreans pray for their loved ones across the border in North Korea

On Chuseok, Koreans pray for their loved ones across the border in North Korea

As others visited family, those who can’t because of the Koreas' division gathered to remember long-lost relatives

On Chuseok, Koreans pray for their loved ones across the border in North Korea
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung September 22, 2021
A diplomat’s life: The uncertainty and tedium of lockdown in North Korea

A diplomat’s life: The uncertainty and tedium of lockdown in North Korea

A former diplomat in Pyongyang gives a first-person account of how authorities responded to the pandemic

A diplomat’s life: The uncertainty and tedium of lockdown in North Korea
Taylor Darby
Taylor Darby September 20, 2021
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