Sonbong & Rajin North Korea Tour: 3 nights / 4 days in the
Sonbong & Rajin North Korea Tour - this sample 3 nights / 4
days itinerary the North Korea Special Economic Zone, Rason, includes a
night by the beach. At KTG DPRK Tours & Information we have a
variety of itineraries and are constantly exploring new options for our
customers. We can arrange independent tours to North Korea all year
round and programs can be customised based on your personal requests.
Please contact us if you are interested in any specific aspects of
North Korea or if there is a specific itinerary you may have in mind.
Arrive in Yanji, capital of the Korean Autonomous
Region of Yanbian, Jilin Province, China. We have extensive experience
in North Korea and in China and know this unique city extremely well.
- Please note that we can help make your accommodation
arrangements in Yanji
and book your tickets there if you need our help
to do so
Restaurant - named like
the famous Ryugyong
Hotel in Pyongyang,
this DPRK restaurant and hotel in Yanji provides some of the tastiest
dishes in the whole city. The staff are mainly from Pyongyang, though
there are people from other parts of the DPRK. The musical
performance attracts as many people as the food does!
Overnight: Ryugyong Hotel, Yanji
- Breakfast: Ryugyong Hotel, Yanji
- We leave
early by bus to the border with the DPRK to start our Sonbong and Rajin
North Korea tour. Once we go over customs in
China we will go over customs in the DPRK. Please note that our luggage
will be carefully checked. You will be briefed weeks before the trip
and the day before departure on articles than are allowed into the DPRK
as well as on your expected behaviour there.
- Arrive in Wonjong,
North Korea, and meet our local guides.
- Transfer by coach to the city of Rajin
- Lunch: Local restaurant, Rajin North Korea
around the city centre. We will
see the Monument of the President Kim Il Sung, the Monument of the Sun.
The Leader Kim Il Sung is officially the Eternal President of the DPRK
and he is highly respected.
Golden Triangle Bank - unique
opportunity to see a bank in North Korea. Foreign currency can be
exchanged in this North Korean bank.
we will be able to walk around the port. There are
several joint ventures in Rason, mainly with Chinese and Russian
companies. To the surprise of many, there are also US companies based
Rason, some of which we have regular contact with. The famous
Mangyongbong Ship which was used by many Koreans returning from Japan
to the Fatherland in the 1960s and 1970s via Wonsan is anchored here.
Kindergarten & Performance - chance to see a truly
impressive performance by the children of Rajin
Shop - DPRK stamps are impressive, many depicting
propaganda posters and pictures of the Leaders
- Rason & Rajin North Korea Tour Welcome Dinner: Local
Overnight: Rajin Hotel, Rajin North Korea
- Walk around Sahyangsan a mountainous area in North Korea
Shop - opportunity to stack up on local stamps, books,
DVDs, posters, etc.
There are books and DVDs in foreign languages or with subtitles so do
not worry if you do not speak Korean!
Gallery - see an impressive assortment of DPRK art. It is
also possible to purchase some of the work
and Kimjongilia Flower Exhibition - the flowers
were named after the Leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. The Magnolia
is the national flower of the country.
- you can buy seafood and have it cooked for you at dinner. The seafood
and fish is extremely fresh in this area where the lack of a busy
industial environment means that the waters are unpolluted.
Shoes Factory and the Rason Textile Factory - these are both
ventures, something not too common in the DPRK
Language School - we will be able to walk around the
school and to interact in English with the Korean students!
- Rajin Beach Park - we
will have a relaxing walk and see locals
spend an evening of leisure. Great way to finish an intensive first two
days in this remote part of the DPRK
Overnight: Rajin Hotel, Rajin North Korea
- Early departure to the Pipha area
- Drive by the known Emperor Hotel & Casino
Ride - this is optional (100 RMB) and lasts around one
hour. The main purpose is to spot some sealions and feed the seagulls.
Those of you not interested in joining can explore the seafront
- Lunch: Pipha
Isle - we will have some seafood by the stands located right at
beach - chance to relax
by the beach and to make some
Korean Kimchi! We cannot stress how transparent the water is in the sea
Overnight: Chujin Hotel
- The Chujin Tourism Hotel is
located by the seafront where the
lush landscape blends into the sea. We strongly recommend an early
morning stroll by the beach in the morning!
Seafood Processing Factory - Rason is well known for its
seafood and it
is not uncommon for Chinese tourists to go there mainly for the seafood
and the beaches
- historical site dedicated to the Korean
Admiral Yi Sun Si, considered one of the best admirals in history and a
hero on the Korean Peninsula
Revolutionary Site - this is where the Leader Kim
Il Sung re-entered Korea after Liberation from Japan. Korea was a
Japanese colony for decades. Please see our North
Korea History section for more details regarding this.
- Leave Rajin and head back to the Chinese border
End of the 4 day Sonbong & Rajin North Korea Tour