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4321go
11-11-05, 13:01
Most of these photoes were taken by a Chinese in May 2005.

http://images3.ctrip.com/images/resources/0084/168091.jpg
morning of Pyongyang
http://images3.ctrip.com/images/resources/0101/203309.jpg
woman police
http://images3.ctrip.com/images/resources/0101/203308.jpg
children
http://images3.ctrip.com/images/resources/0101/203305.jpg
cenotaph
http://images3.ctrip.com/images/resources/0101/203302.jpg
overlook from a hotel
http://images3.ctrip.com/images/resources/0099/198508.jpg
army
http://images3.ctrip.com/images/resources/0084/168090.jpg
newlywed
http://images3.ctrip.com/images/resources/0099/198506.jpg
cenotaph
http://images3.ctrip.com/images/resources/0073/146508.jpg
triumphal arch ,which taller than French's. :blush:
http://images3.ctrip.com/images/resources/0073/146507.jpg
In the evening
http://images3.ctrip.com/images/resources/0073/146506.jpg
bronze , how big it is !
http://images3.ctrip.com/images/resources/0073/146310.jpg
subway of Pyongyang
http://images3.ctrip.com/images/resources/0021/42568.jpg
morning!
http://images3.ctrip.com/images/resources/0016/33506.jpg
women

Index
11-11-05, 14:00
Thanks for the pics. Did you go yourself?

4321go
11-11-05, 14:46
Thanks for the pics. Did you go yourself?
:relief: No,I have never been to Korea! Though North Korea is our neighbor,It is secret to us~

Index
12-11-05, 02:41
:relief: No,I have never been to Korea! Though North Korea is our neighbor,It is secret to us~

Really, no possibility for Chinese citizen to obtain a visa for a friendly visit?

Official DPRK Webpage (http://www.korea-dpr.com/tourism.htm)

http://www.korea-dpr.com/users/poland/w_wizowy.jpg

RockLee
12-11-05, 04:08
so much resemblance between this statue in Pyongyang :
http://images3.ctrip.com/images/resources/0073/146506.jpg

and

This statue in Sapporo,Hokkaido:
http://www.sta.or.jp/hitsujigaoka/img/clark.jpg

EddyKola
22-11-05, 02:47
The Pyongyang hotel is terrible horrible and disgusting...and instead of boosting the image of Korea ...it has done the opposite.

Mandylion
22-11-05, 05:10
Where are all the people? If you look in the photos, it seems like everyone is off the streets for a little afternoon nap....

Index
22-11-05, 08:47
I was surprised to see the Mercedes Benz in the second picture. Could it have been the Dear Leader himself?

EddyKola
22-11-05, 14:42
^^

Go to eastern europe....Latvia for example.

One of the poorest countries in Europe....yet everyone drives a Mercedes.

All stolen.

Kara_Nari
22-11-05, 17:17
Supposedly they only allow you to take photo's at 'appropriate times' and not just typical touristy photos. They have serious restrictions about photo taking too.
Possibly the reason there are no people, is because they are starving and too hungry to move out of their shack like dwellings?
Anyway those photos certainly make it 'look' much nicer than it is. Thanks for posting them! I had heard about the ridiculousness in extravagence opposed to the 'real' lives, but for some reason didnt think it would be this extreme.

Dutch Baka
22-11-05, 22:28
Great photo's, I would love to go there.
btw what is the big building, which looks like a piramade, in the first photo?

Ma Cherie
22-11-05, 23:12
Great photo's, I would love to go there.
btw what is the big building, which looks like a piramade, in the first photo?

You think you'll be let in? :?

Duo
22-11-05, 23:59
^^

Go to eastern europe....Latvia for example.

One of the poorest countries in Europe....yet everyone drives a Mercedes.

All stolen.

What one of the poorest?
It is a member of the EU... i doubt all mercedes' there are stolen

EddyKola
23-11-05, 00:18
Yes...not all stolen.

But travel all over Eastern Europe...6 in every 10 cars in a Mercedes.

Index
23-11-05, 05:05
You think you'll be let in? :?

There's a tour soon, you might still be able to get on, unless your American. No visas issued to Americans last time I checked...

Index
23-11-05, 05:14
^^

Go to eastern europe....Latvia for example.

One of the poorest countries in Europe....yet everyone drives a Mercedes.

All stolen.

Of course you're right it's not a matter of how rich or poor the country is. The point is that not just anybody can drive a Mercedes in the DPRK.


Rural areas have abandoned tractors and reverted to ploughing by hand or with livestock. Mercedes Benz cars belonging to the ruling elite ply the streets of the capital, while ordinary citizens dig for edible plants in the grass strips that line the five-lane boulevards. The public food distribution system, on which three-quarters of the population depend, only provides rations on important dates such as the birthdays of Kim Il-sung or Kim Jong-il.

Tokis-Phoenix
23-11-05, 12:43
I would never want to go to N.korea simply because it is a seriously evil and corrupt country, doesn't have any redeeming qualitys, all you are doing by going on hoilday there is supporting an aweful country financially.
If you go on holiday there you have to have a guide with you 24/7 and are only allowed to see certain areas at certain times of the day and not to talk to anyone directly- its all part of the propaganda system you see, but you got to be an idiot anyways to think that its a nice country.

Pachipro
23-11-05, 17:43
Where are all the people? If you look in the photos, it seems like everyone is off the streets for a little afternoon nap....

Possibly the reason there are no people, is because they are starving and too hungry to move out of their shack like dwellings?
That's the first thing that caught my eye also. Also the very few vehicles on the roadways. Not even one truck for the transporting of goods! It's kind of spooky looking at those pics. It must be one of the least crowded capitols in Asia. Kind of ironic and silly to have a traffic officer with so few vehicles on the road. She must be awfully bored.


Though North Korea is our neighbor,It is secret to us~
Why is it a secret? Does the government not talk about their ally North Korea to the Chinese people? I would think that something would be written about North Korea in the Chinese papers or something like that. Interesting.

Thanks for posting the pictures for a glimpse into this most mysterious country.

Mandylion
23-11-05, 18:03
btw what is the big building, which looks like a piramade, in the first photo?

Looking for the answer to this question (it is a hotel btw) I found this (http://www2m.biglobe.ne.jp/~taro/py/front.htm) travel journal of a Japanese person who took a trip to N.Korea. There are good captions for many of the pictures on this thread, as well as lots more from his/her trip. Some are quite funny - even if they are not intended as so. Enjoy -M

Duo
23-11-05, 23:11
Yes...not all stolen.

But travel all over Eastern Europe...6 in every 10 cars in a Mercedes.

I am from Eastern Europe.... true there is a lot of mercedes... however when I was in hungary, budapest to be more exact I saw regular cars... such as the ones I see here.

m477
24-11-05, 01:26
Did anyone see the recent North Korea piece on CNN? It featured some video secretly taken by an actual North Korean man, who risked torture and execution to take it.

The images in that video showed quite a different story compared to the above pictures...

Mandylion
24-11-05, 18:18
The images in that video showed quite a different story compared to the above pictures...

The first set of pictures and the travellog I linked to all have pretty much the same photos - they were on sponsored tours and taken to pretty much the same areas. But you can tell in the Japanese travel journal that he/she knows there is more going on, but he/she won't be able to get a look at it...

4321go
06-12-05, 17:46
I just got a picture of this : http://forum.ubuntu.org.cn/files/555_212.jpg

This old cenotaph is for the Chinese People's Volunteer Army
It is hard to find another of this kind of cenotaph~
But

You can find Kim_Il-sung's cenotaph almost everywhere!
http://images3.ctrip.com/images/resources/0073/146506.jpg

Hell, Kim_Il-sung
I just read an article of Korean War,It is Kim_Il-sung's fault to start this war without inform China at first!
drag China into the war is also a fault!...In fact ,a majority of Chinese officeholder refuse to join the war,but Mao_Zedong's will win...
At last, Chinese People's Volunteer Army help North Korea drive U.S force away. But only this cenotaph for the Chinese People's Volunteer Army which is smaller than the Kim_Il-sung's...

kirei_na_me
06-12-05, 18:41
Mandylion, that was a great link and indeed funny.

It just seems so barren and desolate, among other things. Many other things. Very strange. Spooky, even.