Each year sees some change whether it is increased access to the Korean people or opening up of new sights and locations within the country.
Each year sees some change whether it is increased access to the Korean people or opening up of new sights and locations within the country. We have also managed at last to start localised tourism - ie getting funds paid direct to local people for putting on activities. Examples of this include a cooking demonstration put on by locals for those who stay overnight in Kaesong, traditional music and a visit to a co-operative farm. The images below show May Day celebrations where we are taken to the local celebrations on Mount Daesong Park and allowed to mix freely with the locals and even invited to join in games and events; this impacts greatly on tourists and locals alike and we sincerely recommend May Day as an excellent time to visit North Korea, the best time for mingling with the local people and experiencing their holiday alongside them.