Four reasons to visit the North Korea in May
With May comes warm weather, blooming flowers and famous May Day celebrations. Here are four reasons to visit the DPRK in May:
1) May Day celebrations
May 1st is International Workers' Day, and important holiday in North Korea. Every year, there will be music performances, dancing, folk games, picnics and sports, not least at the May Day Stadium, which is one of the largest sports' arenas in the world. May Day is a unique opportunity to interact with locals in North Korea.
2) Cereal cakes
These traditional snacks are made by steaming and then moulding powdered boiled cereals. Since antiquity, Koreans have added herbs, fruits and natural pigments to grains such as rice, glutinous rice and millet to make various kinds of cakes, which are nutritious, tasty and pretty.
3) Pyongyang Central Zoo
The zoo was built 1959 and renovated in July 2016, with the main building being in the shape of the Mt Paektu tiger. The zoo houses animals such as reptiles, monkeys, elephants, giraffes, horses and the like, and an aquarium that sometimes stages dolphin performances.
4) Last chance to visit the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun
The mausoleum of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il is one of the most important places in North Korea, and it is open to tourists from early July until May Day. So May 1st is your last chance to visit this site for a while!