City views at Rajin - Chongjin Route (2012)
Koryo Tours have been running tours to the Rason Special economic Area for several year now, this part of the DPRK is located in the far North on the Chinese and Russian border and offers a look at the least visited part of the world’s most unique country – and the only place in North Korea where tourists can visit a local market, local bank, and many other unique spots. Lying to the south of Rason the major industrial centre of Chongjin and the stunning mountains of the Chilbosan range have long been among the most difficult parts of the DPRK to get to due to the need to charter a plane from Pyongyang to reach this area – here you can overnight in the only homestay in the country as well as seeing the highlights of the second largest city in the DPRK and some of the most stunning scenery in Asia.
Koryo Tours have been able to obtain permission to enter North Korea in the Rason area, visit this fascinating area, and continue by road down the north east coast of the country to the city of Chongjin and beyond. – this is a road never before travelled by western tourists, a new route opened by Koryo Tours in late January of 2012 for the very first time.