ABOUT NORTH KOREA
There are few places on earth so little visited as North Korea. Since the 1945 division of the Korean peninsula into a Russian-backed socialist North and a US-backed capitalist South, the DPRK has existed under a self-styled ‘Juche’ communist ideology of state ownership, co-operative farms and military might. While the 1950-53 Korean War caused the destruction of much of North Korea and US bombing levelled most of its capital Pyongyang, the DPRK has aspirations for the future that include building tourism. Guided trips o ered by tour operators such as Secretcompass.com o er a glimpse of a unique nation that’s likely on the cusp of change.