In this section we have a collection of short DPRK videos taken by KTG over the past years. For more information of each place, you can check the link we have on the section. Please note that these are embedded Youtube videos.
Back in 2013 we went to the streets of Pyongyang with locals to greet the soldiers who had just participated in the military parade in Kim Il Sung Square to mark the 65th Anniversary of North Korea's National Day. We hope that there will be a similar event this year, 2018, for the 70th DPRK National Day.
This a fascinating way to explore the capital of North Korea. We are proud to say that we offer this option as an extension to all of our group tours and for our private tours.
The first ever Autumn Amateur Marathon was held in Pyongyang on 29 October 2017. We expect this event to become bigger in the event. Those foreigners running had the chance to start the race together with Koreans, unlike the April Marathon, where foreigners have a head start.
We absolutely love this video. Again we obtained special permission to film this and the results are staggering!
August 2016 was when the first ever Beer Festival in the DPRK was held. The Taedonggang Beer Festival was a great way for us to enjoy some drinks with locals. The video itself is a bit shaky, perhaps our KTG rep filming it had a beer too many...
The marathon was held on 12 April 2015. In 2016 it will take place on 10 April. We recorded the following video inside Kim Il Sung Stadium which is where the race starts. As you can see the atmosphere is electrifying. For those not running, there is a lot to look forward too; plane shows, parachuting events, a football match...
KTG obtained special permission to film this and we just love it! The video was shot during our 2016 General Kim Jong Il Birthday Tour. We recommend watching it in HD!
This video was taken on National Day (9th September) in 2014. A KTG traveller and a local lady from Pyongyang became the stars of the show at Moran Park as they danced to several songs together.
We took this video on the 125th Anniversary of International Labour Day. Thousands of students gathered at the square and put on this incredibly impressive show. Mass Dances are held in different parts of the country on main holidays. This was a very special occasion and they are usually not so big as this one!
This was taken in 2013 which is when Pyongsong started accepting Western tourists. We had stayed there before 2013 at the Jangsusan Hotel but travellers only started being able to visit sites in the city in 2013.
This was taken in 2013. We can see views of the city and the surrounding areas from atop Mount Kuyong as well as views from the street.
For more information about Sariwon please click on our Sariwon page.
Haeju is the capital of South Hwanghae Province. We shot this in 2011. Not that many travellers go to Haeju, though it is a fascinating part of the DPRK, offers a mixture of natural beauty, hills & ravines with ancient Korean sites in the outskirts and very soviet style looking in the city.
You can see US vehicles and bomb shells used in the Korean War. There are too some US vehicles and weapons captured after the Korean War.
The new Korean War Museum is an impressive structure that was built in just 10 months. These vehicles are located in the outdoors section of the museum.
A symbolic monument not only of Pyongyang, but of the whole country, the Juche Tower is 170 metres tall, including its 20 metre high flame. This short clip shows views of Kim Il Sung Square across the Taedong River and then views from the top of the tower.
We took this several years ago when there was only one statue at Mansu Hill. The statue shows a younger President Kim Il Sung.
This was taken in October 2012. The new statue of President Kim Il Sung and the statue of Leader Kim Jong Il were unveiled earlier that year. If you notice, the current statue of the the leader does shows a different jacket to the current state. The statue of President Kim Il Sung is also different to the earlier one. statue does not show the leader in the current jacket.
The video also shows the Party Foundation Monument. This monument consists of a hammer (representing the industrial class), a sickle (representing farmers) and a brush (representing intellectuals).
The situation on the Korean Peninsula seemed quite tense then and this was one of the times with the fewest number of tourists we recall there being on a May Day. Nevertheless there were no signs of tensions or worries once in the DPRK!