Sinuiju North Korea Travel Extensions
Sinuiju North Korea Travel Update: We are extremely glad to announce were
informed on by
our partners in Pyongyang, with whom we have been promoting tourism in
the DPRK for many years now, on November 8th 2014, that our DPRK border
extension tours that we offer before leaving North Korea will now
include a visit to Dongrim where
we will stay
overnight (instead of at the Amnokgang Hotel in Sinuiju).
This is a unique extension not offered by
many and which our
excellent relationship with our Korean partners allows us to bring to
As far as we know not many other agencies are
this option and Dongrim has yet to be visited by any
If you leave DPRK by train you can have this one night
extension from within DPRK with no need to
exit to China and re-enter
Dongrim is 48 kilometres away from Sinuiju and it takes
around 70 to 80
minutes to drive there.
Below is the itinerary we have sent from Pyongyang.
Please note that
this option is available for travellers
going on one of our group tours
(our group sizes tend
to be small with an average of
less than 10 people per group
- End of your standard tour in North Korea and start of your Sinuiju Extension Trip!
- Depart from Pyongyang at 10.40 by train.
- We will ride through
rural areas and second tier cities on this 5 hour trip.
- Lunch: We strongly
recommend you not to have lunch in your compartment
but to check-out the lunch wagon
as it tends to be busy with Koreans
from all sorts of different backgrounds. Please note though that as of
April 2015 the lunch wagon is under repair and our guides in Korea
prepare a lunch box for the trip.
in Sinuiju North Korea at 15.45 (Pyongyang time)
Square - a very lively square it has the bronze statue of President Kim Il Sung and General Kim Jong Il.
Museum - this museum has material used by the Leaders Kim Il
Sung and Kim Jong Il on their on the spot guidance activities
- Drive to Ryongchon - we head inward North Pyongan Province
Cooperative Farm - see how Koreans work and live in this hardly
ever visited area of the DPRK. This farm is one of the most important rice producers in the DPRK.
to Dongrim - be amongst the first Westerners to visit this place!
- Hike around
the local area
Dongrim Hotel. A
perfect way to relax on your last night in the DPRK after several days
of travelling around the country.
This hotel was only just opened on
. It has 63 rooms and an amusement centre which
includes a swimming pool, billiards room, table-tennis room, karaoke,
barbers, beauty salon, massage centre, coffee shops, etc.
- Cosmetics Factory
- chance to see a North Korean
factory. See how soap, tooth paste and cosmetics are made in the DPRK as you walk around the factory.
Life Tower - erected
in memory of the President Kim Il Sung and General Kim Jong Il, it is
located across the street from the giant portraits of the leaders.
Park - see locals spend a leisurely morning. The
site of westerners travellers is extremely rare here. This place is popular for weddings.
Museum - we can see both prehistorical and historial
relics found in the area. This hotel was opened in 1947 and is a major educational facility in the area.
- Lunch -
restaurant, Sinuiju. We usually have lunch at the local agency's
restaurant which located by the Anmok River (Yalu River in Chinese)
right by the Friendship bridge that connects both countries.
Pyongyan Province Art Studio -
to see a variety of artwork and to meet the artists. It is also
possible to purchase some DPRK art if you wish or to have your portrait
sketched by a local artist (this has a cost of 20 RMB). The artwork is
truly fascinating as it has a rich variety of propaganda posters of the
leaders as well as of scenes of modern day DPRK.
Kindergarten - opportunity to see the school facilities and
kids here. There is usually a musical performance too.
to China through border bridge at 17:20 by bus / car -
unlike when exiting on the standard tours from
DPRK, we do not exit by train, but by coach or car although over the
exact same bridge. Please note that the DPRK is one hour ahead of
China. We can take our connecting train to Beijing at 18.31 Beijing
time (which is 19.31 in North Korea).
End of our Extension Trip
Please contact us if you may be interested in our Dandong extension
tours where we offer top-notch English speaking guides to show you
around this Chinese city and its surrounding areas which border North