• International Friendship Exhibition Centre, North Korea

North Korea Tours - Places of Interest

If you are interested in joining one of our North Korea tours, our DPRK travel guide below may be of help. For simplicity purposes, we have divided the Northern part of the Korean peninsula into the following areas:

North Korea Map

The map below will allow you to pinpoint each of the areas.


Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang capital of North Korea. Picture taken by KTG Tours Kumsusan Palace of the Sun - the most sacred place in the DPRK. It is not a tourist spot and is not to be called a mausoleum. We have to be on our best behaviour and dress up when here.
Grand Monument Pyongyang Mansudae Grand Monuments - towering over the North Korean capital on Mansudae Hill in the heart of Pyongyang, these gigantic bronze statues of the Leaders Kim Il Sung, officially the President of the DPRK, and General Kim Jong Il are visited daily by thousands and is one of our first stops in our North Korea tours.
Pyongyang Metro Pyongyang Metro - full of mosaic murals, chandeliers and even marble pillars in some stops, and on average 100 metres deep, the underground stations of Pyongyang are amongst the most impressive ones in the world. In this part of our North Korea tours you will be able to actually take the subway with local Pyongyites.
Kim Il Sung Square Kim Il Sung Square - located in the heart of the capital of North Korea, this is the most important square in the DPRK and the one that appears in the media when military parades, mass rallies and demonstrations take place.
Party Foundation Monuments in North Korea Workers' Party Foundation Monument - this monument has a height of no less than 50 meters and Mass Dances tend to be held here on major national holidays in North Korea.
Juche Tower Juche Tower - a symbol of the ideology around which the North Korean regime revolves. This tower stands at no less than 170 metres.
Grand People's Study House, Pyongyang The Grand People's Study House - one of the most important educational facilities in the DPRK, it has breath taking views of Kim Il Sung Square.
North Korea Travel Chollima Statue Chollima Statue - located on Mansu Hill, this statue represents, based on the legend of this winged horse, the spirits of constant innovation and advancement which were especially emphasised upon in the re-construction of Pyongyang after the aftermath of the Korean War (1950-3).
Revolutionary Martyrs' Cemetery, North Korea Revolutionary Martyrs' Cemetery - dedicated to national heroes in the DPRK who fought for the liberation of Korea, this place has views of the capital of North Korea from a distance given its location.
Victorious Fatherland Liberation Museum north korea Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum - with extremely vivid illustrations, weapons used during the Korean Civil War (1950-3) and scene reconstructions, it explains the DPRK's version of how the nation was liberated and how the US were defeated.
USS Pueblo North Korea USS Pueblo - US navy ship that has been in North Korea since 1968. US sailors boarding this ship where released back home after 11 months on North Korean soil.
Mangyongdae - Kim Il Sung's Birthplace Mangyongdae Native House - Kim Il Sung's birthplace. This rural house shows how Kim Il Sung spent his childhood years with family members and has photos of this period of his life.
Childrens' Palace in Pyongyang Children's Palace - extremely talented children practice singing, dance, and play a wide variety of instruments here. Seeing them perform, whether rehearsing or in a show, at such young age is truly impressive.
Kimilsungia-Kimjungilia Flower Exhibition Centre Kimilsungia-Kimjungilia Flower Exhibition Centre - two floors of the flowers named after the Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il combined with some other rare flowers. Many visitors and the national media covering the event to be seen.
North Korea Arch of Triumph Arch of Triumph - not as old, but bigger than its Parisian counterpart. It commemorates Kim Il Sung's return to Korea after 20 years abroad fighting the Japanese.
Amusement park in North Korea Kaeson Evening Amusement Park - join in the fun with locals. This funfair is especially busy on national holidays in North Korea.
Tomb of King Tangun in North Korea Tomb of King Tangun - the founder of the first Kingdom on the Korean Peninsula.
Korean Film Studio Korean Film Studio - see where DPRK movies are filmed.
Married couple in the Pyongyang Folklore Park in DPRK (North Korea)
Pyongyang Folklore Park - opened to the public in 2012, this huge amusement park has replica tombs, pagodas, homes and mausoleums of different periods of Korea (dating back to pre-civilisation) as well as mini versions of todays most important monuments and buildings in the DPRK. It is popular amongst families and newly married couples. The park has now been knocked down.
Future Scientists Street in North Korea
Future Scientists Street - opened in 2015, this is where socialism and retro-futurism blend into one. The 6 lane avenue accommodates staff members from Kim Chaek University of Technology and the main theme of the sky scrapers here is nuclear power.
Kid driving at the Pyongyang Children's traffic park in the capital of North Korea. Picture taken by KTG Tours
Pyongyang Children's Traffic Park - opened in 2017, KTG were the first foreigners to visit this place. Children drive toy cars and ride their bikes through fully signalised mini roads, tunnels and roundabouts in a mini city with flyovers and traffic lights. The indoors of this park has several classrooms and car simulators.
Tallest building in Ryomyong Street in North Korea
Ryongmyong Street - energy saving skyscrapers, contemporary architecture and the tallest residential building, stretching 270 metres high, can be found in this magnificent street which was constructed in around a year and opened in 2017.
Korea Central Zoo Korea Central Zoo - completely renovated in 2016, it covers an area of 100 hectares and is a great place to mingle with locals on national holidays or Sundays.
Kim Il Sung Stadium, Pyongyang, North Korea Kim Il Sung Stadium - 40,000 seater stadium used for North Korea's international football matches and the Pyongyang Marathon, see what it is like to be there greeting locals as they cheer you on.
Kim Il Sung University, Pyongyang, North Korea Kim Il Sung University - the most prestigious university in the DPRK, it is a training centre for future national cadres.
May Day Stadium, Pyongyang, North Korea Rungrado May Day Stadium - the largest stadium in the world, it has seat capacity for 150,000 people.
Reunification Arch, Pyongyang, North Korea Arch of Reunification - a mammoth monument that symbolises peace and reunification on the Korean peninsula.
Pyongyang Grand Theatre, DPRK, North Korea Pyongyang Grand Theatre - the most prestigious theatre in the DPRK, it is where the revolutionary opera is held.
Moranbong Park, DPRK, North Korea Moranbong Park - fun, fun, fun in the heart of Pyongyang. See where thousands of locals celebrate national holidays singing, drinking and dancing. And join in the fun!


dmz North Korea DMZ (Panmunjom) - dividing Korea into a Northern communist and Southern capitalist, this, the most heavily armed borderline on Earth, is one of the last living remains of the Cold War. A highlight not to be missed if going on any North Korea tours.
Kaesong city centre Kaesong - capital of Koryo (918-1392), the first unified state of the Korean peninsula. Located 10 km from the DMZ. The city hosts a 1000 year old Confucian university now turned into the Koryo Museum. Kaesong is home to 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
North Korean Colonel explains to KTG travellers where the concrete Wall in South Korea is located. This spot is 27 kilometres east of Kaesong city in the DPRK Concrete Wall - 27 km east of Kaesong city, a Colonel from the North Korean Army waits for us to show us where South Korea have allegedly built a concrete wall that crosses the entire of the Korean peninsula. You can see South Korean military bases on the other side of the DMZ from here.


Nampo Orphanage Nampo - port city located on the west coast of the DPRK. See a description of the main sites there are to see in this North Korean city.
nampho dam, North Korea West Sea Barrage - also known as the Nampho Dam. It has a length of 8 km and is a source of national pride in the DPRK.
Sariwon Folk Village Sariwon - discover the Korean Folk Village and see what life was like in ancient Korea.
Haeju, DPRK (North Korea) Haeju - port city capital of South Hwanghae Province. The surrounding region is home to historical sites dating from the Koguryo State (founded 950 years before the Koryo Dynasty) and beautiful valleys and mountains.
Sinchon museum in North Korea Sinchon - located in South Hwanghae Province, this county holds the US Atrocities Museum which, very graphically, shows the crimes that the DPRK claims that US soldiers committed here in the fall of 1950 shortly after the Korean War started.

Eastern Region

Newly weds celebrate their marriage by President Kim Il Sung statue in Hamhung, the second largest city in the DPRK Hamhung- second largest city in the DPRK. It is an industrial city located on the east side of the country and was opened to tourism in 2010.
Wonsan Central Square North Korea Wonsan - Main port city in North Korea. Going there will allow you to explore smaller counties and cities in the DPRK as you literally cross from one side of the country to the other!
Hiking in North Korea (Mount Kumgang) Mount Kumgang - located in the east of the DPRK. South Korea is close to this stunning part of the country. We arrange hiking and camping tours here as well as standard North Korea tours.
North Korean at the Masik Pass Ski resort near Wonsan city, DPRK Masikryong Ski Resort - the only ski resort available to foreigners in the DPRK, it has 10 slopes and one of the most luxurious hotels in North Korea. The Masik Pass Ski Resort is located about 24 km away from Wonsan city. See what it is like to ski here.


Heading on a cable car to Lake Chon in Mount Paektu, North Korea (DPRK) Mount Paektu - a sacred place for Koreans and the highest mountain on the Korean peninsula. We arrange extensions on our regular North Korea tours and cycling trips here.
Rajin City in North Korea Rason - bordering Russia and the Korean Autonomous Prefecture of Yanbian in China, this is a special economic zone in the DPRK. It consists of two cities (Rajin & Sonbong).


Pohyon Temple in Mount Myohyang Pohyon Temple - old temple located in Mount Myohyang. It was first built in the 11th century.
Myohyang North Korea International Friendship Exhibition Centre - two buildings full of gifts that have been sent to Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. These come from across the world and each building has several floors.
Sinuiju Central Square, North Korea Sinuiju - bordering the Chinese city of Dandong, this special economic zone is our point of exit/entry to the DPRK when using the train. We arrange one day tour extensions here combined with the newly opened town of Dongrim.
Pyongsong in North Korea Pyongsong - capital of South Pyongan province, it is just north of Pyongyang. Known as being a satellite of Pyongyang, this city also has several scientific institutions and a revolutionary site where Kim Il Sung University was moved to during the Korean War.
Dongrim Town, DPRK (North Korea) Dongrim Town - this is town was only opened to tourists in October 2014 and we are proud to be amongst the first to arrange trips here for Westerners. We stay here overnight when going to Sinuiju in one of the newest and best hotels available in the country.

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