This is a new edition of the first travel guide to cover the practical aspects of travelling to and around North Korea – a country which both intrigues and concerns the international community. Everything a genuine traveller needs is here, including red tape and security issues, access from South Korea and Beijing, routes outwards from Pyongyang, and opportunities for excursions into unspoilt countryside. Altogether Bradt Travel Guide: North Korea is a fascinating insight into the culture and history of a country that currently exists in virtual isolation from the rest of the world.
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 Background Information
Geography, Climate, History, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Culture, Nature and conservation
Chapter 2 Practical Information
When to visit, Highlights, DPRK Travel, Tour operators, Getting there and away, Red tape, , Health, Safety, What to take, Money, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Nightlife, Media and communications, Shopping , Customs, Tourist information, Photography, Public holidays, Time zone, Electricity, Cultural etiquette
PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter 3 Pyongyang
Chapter 4 Pyongyang to Kaesong and Panmunjom
Chapter 5 Nampo, Mt Kuwol and Haeju
Chapter 6 North from Pyongyang to Mt Myohyang
Chapter 7 East Coast Central: Pyongyang to Wonsan
Chapter 8 Wonsan to Mt Kumyang
Chapter 9 East Coast to Tanchon
Chapter 10 Northernmost Corner
Chapter 11 Mt Paektu
Chapter 12 The Border with China and Beyond
Appendix 1 Language
Appendix 2 Further Reading
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Robert Willoughby is a freelance journalist who has worked and travelled extensively in Asia.