• KTG staff member showing Korean children our DPRK 360 images
    Showing Kids our 360° Project
  • Korean man dancing in the park with a KTG traveller
  • Volleyball game with locals in North Korea
  • Rajin Port in North Korea
    Rajin Port

KTG Blog

Welcome to KTG’s blog! Please see our latest posts in this section.

We have been going to North Korea since 2008 and will use this section to share our experiences, updates and, in some cases, opinions about anything related to tourism in North Korea. If you have travelled with us to DPRK and would like to post anything here please let us know!

"Joined KTG for their June tour to North Korea. Excellent, quick and easy organisation done by Rayco, who also joined us on the trip and was of great help. KTG was very flexible in what we wanted and we managed to do a few extra things on the spot that few other tours do on their trips..."

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"Joined KTG for their June tour to North Korea. Excellent, quick and easy organisation done by Rayco, who also joined us on the trip and was of great help. KTG was very flexible in what we wanted and we managed to do a few extra things on the spot that few other tours do on their trips..."

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Featured Blog Posts


Northeastern adventure in North Korea’s Special Economic Zone

Date: 8 November, 2017

We just came back from a pioneering tour by train - 30 hours from Pyongyang meandering our way to the northeastern part of the country bordering Russia and China with locals and without our Korean guides on the train.

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How to Go to DPRK with KTG 5 Easy Steps!

Date: 2 May, 2018

How to go to North Korea with KTG - the process of booking a tour to DPRK and obtaining a visa is much easier than what you may think. Please see these easy steps to follow.

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Helmets on! Pyongyang Bike Tour

Date: 27 November, 2017

Check out our pictures and a video we took on our bike tour of Pyongyang! This is an amazing way to travel around the capital city. Pyongyang literally means "flat land" so no need to worry if you are not a professional cyclist!

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Our goals are to show you as many aspects as posible of North Korea and to maximise the level of interaction with locals, something we believe is attainable with our small sized groups.

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Please get in touch if you have been with us to North Korea and if you would like to share your experiences and views with our readers!

Language Summer Course in Pyongyang

Date: 5 March, 2018

Study in Pyongyang this summer with KTG! Learn Korean in North Korea. We will offer comprehensive Korean language courses for all levels this summer. The 3 week course will be combined with a variety of cultural activities in the DPRK such as farming, cooking and sports events!
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KTG Blog - Our goal is to show you as many aspects of the DPRK as possible. We firmly believe that encouraging a maximum level of interaction with Koreans plays a vital role in our achieving this.

North Korean bank card obtained at the Golden Triangle Bank in Rajin, DPRK 

Bank Card

Northeastern Adventure in North Korea's Special Economic Zone

Date: 16 December, 2017

Day two of our Northeastern adventure that took us from Pyongyang to the far northeastern part of North Korea by train. We checked out a market with hundreds of vendors, opened a bank account at a local bank and much more...

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Haebangsan Hotel - Second Class Hotel  in the Central District of Pyongyang

Date: 10 December, 2017

If you are going on a private trip and would like to cut on costs or just stay at a smaller hotel, this second class hotel may be an option! It is a second class hotel and usually used by Chinese businessmen.

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KTG DPRK Travel guide - read our complete PDF guide (4.9 MB)

Going Retro; Youth Hotel

Date: 5 March, 2018

The Youth Hotel was recently rennovated so we thought we'd check it out. Awesome retro decoration that seems straight out from a James Bond movie. Have a look and see!
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Group Tour vs Private

Date: 25 September, 2017

Our group tours are amongst the smallest. However, if not sure on whether you should join a group or go by yourself this post may be of help!

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'17 V-Day Tour Report

Date: 30 July, 2017

Just got back from an amazing tour where we went to the east coast, played volleyball and swam with locals, visited a factory celebrated V-Day in Pyongyan and much more...

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Upcoming Tours

Weather in DPRK

Date: 18 April, 2017

Wondering what to pack when going to North Korea? See what it each season is like and make sure you don't catch a cold!

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Budget hotel located in the Sports Village of Pyongyang. Click for more details!

Sosan Hotel - what is like now?

Date: 17 April, 2017

Located in the Sports Village of Pyongyang, although a budget hotel, the Sosan has been recently renovated and has great facilities. Breakfast can be improved though as it seems to cater more for a Chinese audience.
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Hekou village, just across from North Korea. Boat ride on the Yalu River with KTG

Stay in one of the most luxurious hotels in Pyongyang; the Koryo Hotel, all at a low budget rate!

China / DPRK Border Tour - into the Mist...

Date: 23 Sep, 2016

We headed to Hekou village just across the river from North Korea and where the Chinese voluntary army crossed during the War. Factory, farmers, Korean cinema... great glimpse of DPRK!
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When it comes to our North Korea Travel philosophy, our goal is to increase contact with locals as much as possible, arranging visits not only to the main highlights of the country but also to places that show what life is like in North Korea and that allows for interaction with Koreans. Examples are visits to cooperative farms where you can see where farmers live and work, schools as well as places where Koreans mingle, allowing our travellers to see how they live and to join them in some of their leisure activities.

About North Korea

New Years' Tours

Date: 31 August, 2016

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Pyongyang! Bundle up and get ready for this adventure!
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Hamhung City

Date: 11 August, 2016

Heavy industrial city, the second largest in DPRK. See what it looks like!

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Ski resort Marathon

Date: 30 July, 2016

Masikryong Ski Resort Marathon + Pyongyang Bike Tour

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Mt. Paekdu Tour

Date: 17 July, 2016

KTG will charter a plane to head north to Mount Paekdu and Mt. Chilbo.

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Whether it is because of the peculiarity of its political system, its 1970s style buildings combined with a feel of a 1950s China, its unpolluted scenery, the warmth of its people or the colossal communist monuments in Pyongyang, a trip to the DPRK will be an unforgettable one. The vast majority of our customers simply describe it as being the most interesting places they have ever visited.

What Our Customers Say

DPRK Food Guide

Date: 27 June, 2016

Check out our Pyongyang restaurant and coffee shop guide. From Pyongyang cold noodles to pizzas made from Korean chefs trained in Italy.
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North Korea Travel Guide

Date: 24 June, 2016

The KTG official Travel Guide for DPRK is finally out! Check out information about pretty much anything; hotels, places to visit, restaurants... you name it!
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Pohyon Temple

Date: 17 November, 2015

Ever thought of meeting a North Korean monk? Pohyon temple is located in the northern interior area of DPRK, in Mount Myohyang
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Our North Korea Travel Website

We have been going to DPRK since 2008 and our enthusiasm and curiosity regarding any shape and form of North Korea travel remain boundless.

2015 Pyongyang Marathon at Kim Il Sung Stadium, North Korea

2015 Pyongyang Marathon Report

PY Marathon Report

Date: 16 June, 2015

Running around Pyongyang, having a crowd of over 50 thousand cheer you on, watching two football games, parachutists landing in Kim Il Sung Stadium...
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Mt. Paekdu in North Korea (DPRK) is a sacred mountain for Koreans

Mt. Paekdu in North Korea (DPRK) is a sacred mountain for Koreans

Mt. Paekdu

Date: 16 June, 2015

Considered a sacred place for all Koreans, half of it is located in China. Check out some pictures and a video we took of this heavenly crater.
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Sariwon city in North Korea (DPRK)

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Sariwon City

Date: 25 December, 2014

Capital of North Hwanghae Province, this lively city is home to some historical sites including a medieval fortress and a temple from the Koryo Dynasty.
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If you are simply interested in knowing more about the DPRK please browse our website as we have a lot of information on North Korea tourism and the DPRK in general.

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