A secretive trip to a secretive country (Part 3)

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August 20th 2010
Published: September 19th 2010
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The DMZ On the the 3rd day of the trip, we made our way to one of the most surreal tourist attractions in the world - the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates North and South Korea. We had to wake up earlier than expected and depart at 7:30am, because the tour guides received information that the DMZ would be closed in the afternoon due to an "event". (Later I found out from the news that the... Read Full Entry

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Casual South Korean soldiersCasual South Korean soldiers
Casual South Korean soldiers

whom our DMZ guide referred to as "puppet soldiers" (of the US)
Inside the blue hutInside the blue hut
Inside the blue hut

In the far end is a list of flags representing the countries in the UNC (United Nations Command)
Koryo Museum in KaesongKoryo Museum in Kaesong
Koryo Museum in Kaesong

Formerly an Confucian academy during the Koryo dynasty
Koryo Museum (3)Koryo Museum (3)
Koryo Museum (3)

A scale-model of the academy during the Koryo dynasty
Koryo Museum (4)Koryo Museum (4)
Koryo Museum (4)

Price of a slave (at various ages) and a cow during the Koryo dynasty

18th December 2012

Thanks for sharing the trip!
As an American it's unlikely that I'll get to visit North Korea anytime, but I really enjoyed reading your posts about visiting. The pictures were great, and though I've read many reports from people who had visited they were all written from an American's or European's point of view, and not from the point of view who toured the country with a Chinese group. It sounds similar, but still different, from the other accounts I've read of visiting there. Thanks again for sharing this. It was truely fascinating.

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