North Korea is one of the destination which make a strong commitment to give you many memorable experience, making your Christmas more unique and ideal than ever. Besides the funniest stories to tell friends, you will have opportunity to immerse yourself in winter sport which is considered the most interesting part in travelling to Asia and visit the heart of North Korea – the largest city Pyongyang and Korean Demilitarized Zone (Kaesong DMZ).
Travel to DMZ
DMZ which was 4 kilometers wide and 256 kilometers long is considered as the largest demilitarized zone in the world. The spot was built since Korean War, under Armistice Agreement, both South Korea and North Korea were separated and backed off 2km to establish DMZ. It definitely provides you with mysterious story and unheard perspectives that can enrich your knowledge. Almost tourists coming here for the first time will visit the DMZ and JSA through Seoul, Korea. This journey often leads them to visit unfinished tunnels, the bridge of freedom, Nuri peace park, Dora Observatory and Odu mountain Observatory or Unity Hill Here, tourists can sightsee along peninsula by a binocular with 360-degree view. So, you can totally enjoy the scenery of snow and the cold there.
The picture of wild natural sceneries in North Korea will bring you enjoyable experience. Sometimes, tourists can even see charming white cranes, eagles, bears, deer and goats. You also can get further knowledge of life in the north of the peninsula by some tours providing chances to make conversation or travel with people who escaped from North Korea. There is a note that tourists have to follow their tour guides and military escort as well as comply the rules, for example, not wearing sandals, camouflage, shorts or faded jeans or not waving hands, making a signal or taking photos without permission. For tourists visiting the DMZ, Korea sets up more strict rules than North Korea does.
What should you prepare and how to pack your luggage?
Going north Korea Christmas tour
means you will visit many historical monuments and traditional temples, therefore, you may wish to bring along phones or camera and you are allowed to do this. However, there is almost no internet service and you have to buy sim card which is quite expensive and only call abroad can be made. Besides, you should have an adapter because it will be useful in many cases. Specially, due to hard terrains, it will be easy for you to visit famous spots if you have low-heeled shoes. Moreover, dressing polite clothes to go to places related to Korean leaders and other public places is highly recommended, people here always welcome those who are respectful to their leaders. You also need to prepare some medicine because in Pyongyang, it is quite difficult to find them. About costs, because you travel in occasion of holiday, therefore, you need to consider some expense raising during the trip. For example, tips for tour guide teams 5-10 EUR, flowers for visiting historical monuments are about 20 RMB, 200 RMB for concert performance ticket, 50 EUR for Pyongyang Marathon race, 50 EUR for Mass Games ticket and other entering fee if you want to join festival there.