Tongbong Cooperative Farm
Visited several times by North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il, Tongbong Collective Farm is a reasonably modern farm accepts tourists to see their ‘hall of fame’, kindergarten and see what they grow in the local area.
This is a good place to stop on the way to or from Hamhung – even if you’ve been to other farms on your North Korea trip you should go to this one too.
It is located in Hamju district, southwest of Hamhung, on Korea’s east coast.
The farm was frequently visited by Kim Jong Il and the staff here are of course very proud of the status this confers upon them.
While this is a model farm this doesn’t mean it is fake or staged for tourists, it’s a real farming co-operative with many thousands of residents. Tongbong is one of the better farms around the country, so you can infer from a visit here what the ones that are not so good must be like.
Tours of this farm differ between each visit and includes any combination of the kindergarten, farm’s revolutionary museum (with its usual array of items used or looked at by the North Korean leaders), a couple of the fields, propaganda signs, a farmer’s house, and a really interesting tractor-heavy collection of farm machinery.
There is no cost to visit Tongbong Cooperative Farm.
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