What is North Korea known for?

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    North Korea

    • North Korea, country in East Asia.
    • It occupies the northern portion of the Korean peninsula, which juts out from the Asian mainland between the East Sea (Sea of Japan) and the Yellow Sea; North Korea covers about 55 percent of the peninsula’s land area.
    • The country is bordered by China and Russia to the north and by the Republic of Korea (South Korea) to the south.
    • The national capital, P’yŏngyang, is a major industrial and transport centre near the west coast.

    North Korea has so much to offer, here are some of the things North Korea is known for.

    • Pyongyang: Marvelling at the architecture, monuments and general totalitarian weirdness of North Korea's showcase capital city.
    • The DMZ: Experiencing the full force of Cold War tensions during a visit to Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, where an uneasy armistice holds.
    • Paekdusan: Exploring the remote far-north and Korea’s highest peak, famous crater lake and holy mountain, Mt Paekdu.
    • Chilbosan: Enjoying pristine mountain walks and some lovely beaches along the coast around this gorgeous and little-visited corner of the country.
    • Masik-Ryong: Skiing down the mountainside at North Korea's showcase winter resort.
    • Kaesong: Discovering no fewer than 12 Unesco World Heritage sites in this ancient Korean city just a short drive from South Korea.

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