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Major cities and airports in North Korea

  1. Pyongyang – Pyongyang Sunan International Airport
  2. Hamhung – Sondok Airport
  3. Chongjin – Orang Airport
  4. Nampo – Nampo Airport
  5. Wonsan – Kalma International Airport

Time and Communication

North Korea is in the Korea Standard Time (KST) zone, which is UTC+9. The country does not observe daylight saving time. Cell phone coverage is limited and mostly restricted to the capital, Pyongyang. The local mobile operator is Koryolink, and the call quality may vary.

Money and shopping

The local currency in North Korea is the North Korean won (KPW). The exchange rate to the US dollar is not fixed and can vary. North Korea does not accept other currencies for payment. Bank card payments are not common, and most transactions are made in cash. Currency exchange offices can be found in larger hotels and at the airport, with varying operating hours.


In North Korea, public transportation options include buses and trams in the cities. Taxis are available in the capital, Pyongyang, but it is recommended to arrange them through a hotel or an official tour guide. Private car rentals are not allowed for foreign tourists, and traveling between cities is usually done as part of organized tours.

Touristic attractions

  • Kumsusan Palace of the Sun: This mausoleum in Pyongyang is the final resting place of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, and is considered one of the most important sites in the country.
  • Arch of Triumph: Built to commemorate the Korean resistance to Japan, this monument in Pyongyang is the second tallest triumphal arch in the world.
  • DMZ (Korean Demilitarized Zone): The border area between North and South Korea offers a unique opportunity to learn about the history and ongoing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Visits to the DMZ are possible through guided tours.
  • Juche Tower: This monument in Pyongyang symbolizes the Juche ideology, which is the guiding principle of North Korea. Visitors can take an elevator to the top for a panoramic view of the city.
  • Mount Myohyang: This scenic mountain area is home to the International Friendship Exhibition, a museum showcasing gifts given to North Korean leaders by foreign dignitaries.
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