Architecture Tour – 11 Days

Architecture Tour – 11 Days

starting from 2,090.00 €

20 May – 30 May 2017

11 days / 10 nights

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SKU: 20/05/17-30/05/17

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Day 1 (Saturday, 20th May)
Arrival in Pyongyang, Arch of Triumph, Orientation walk in the city centre, Kim Il Sung Square, Vienna Coffee House, Dinner at Pyongyang Chicken Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel

Day 2 (Sunday, 21st May)
Construction Workers’ Day

Breakfast, Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, Revolutionary Martyr’s Cemetery, Lunch at a local restaurant, Moranbong Park in central Pyongyang and picnic barbecue with the locals, walk along the newly built Mirae Scientists Street in Pyongyang City for around 30 minutes, Tower of the Juche Idea, Monument to Party Founding, Dinner at Pyongyang Hot Pot Restaurant, Overnight at Koryo Hotel

Day 3 (Monday, 22nd May)
Breakfast, Drive to the Demilitarised Zone in Panmunjom, City walk in Kaesong, Koryo Museum, Korean Stamp Shop, Lunch at Tongil Restaurant (you can pre-order Dog Meat Soup for around EUR 5), Drive back to Pyongyang, Reunification Monument, Pyongyang Gold Lane Bowling Alley, Dinner and overnight at Koryo Hotel

Day 4 (Tuesday, 23rd May)
Breakfast, drive to Pyongsong, walk along Scientists Street in Pyongsong City for around 30 minutes, Central square and monument in Pyongsong, Lunch at Jangsusan Hotel, Drive to Mt. Myohyang, Ryongmun Cavern, Dinner and overnight at Chongchon Hotel

Day 5 (Wednesday, 24th May)
Breakfast, Pohyon Temple, International Friendship Exhibition (huge underground exhibition of state gifts given to the DPRK leaders by international statesmen and business people), Lunch at Chongchon Hotel, Drive to Pyongyang, Pyongyang Industrial Fine Arts Academy, Dinner and overnight at Koryo Hotel

Day 6 (Thursday, 25th May)
Breakfast, Fountain Park, Mansudae Grand Monuments (giant bronze statues of President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il), Chollima Statue, Lunch at a local restaurant, Mangyongdae Funfair, Liberation Tower, Dinner and overnight at Koryo Hotel

Day 7 (Friday, 26th May)
Breakfast, Mansudae Artist Studios (artist studios that design and manufacture statues and monuments), Schoolchildren’s Palace, Lunch at a local restaurant, Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum (Museum of the Korean War), USS Pueblo (US spy ship captured by the Korean People’s Army in the territorial waters of the DPRK in 1968), Foreign Language Bookshop, Dinner and overnight at Koryo Hotel

Day 8 (Saturday, 27th May)
Breakfast, Mangyongdae Native House (Birthplace of President Kim Il Sung), Drive to Nampo on the Korean West Coast, Visit to a cooperative farm, Lunch picnic near Kangso Mineral Water Factory, Kangso Tombs (ancient tombs of the Koguryo times; UNESCO World Heritage Site), Dinner and overnight at Ryonggang Hot Spa Hotel (with thermal water pools in each room)

Day 9 (Sunday, 28th May)
Breakfast, West Sea Barrage (giant dam regulating the water level of the Taedong River), Drive to Mt. Kuwol, Sahwang Peak, Drive to the city of Sariwon, Orientation walk, Songbul Temple, Sariwon Folk Street, Jongbang Fortress, Drive to the city of Haeju, Dinner and overnight at Haeju Hotel

Day 10 (Monday, 29th May)
Breakfast, Central square in Haeju, Drive to the city of Sinchon, Lunch at a local restaurant, Museum of US War Atrocities, Drive back to Pyongyang, 3 Revolutions Exhibition, Farewell dinner at Taedonggang Diplomatic Club (it’s possible to rent a karaoke room and sing karaoke with the guides), Overnight at Koryo Hotel

Day 11 (Tuesday, 30th May)
Breakfast, Departure

The itinerary is a pre-planned itinerary, which we intend to follow accordingly. However, it is also normal for DPRK tourism that certain program points may be modified or replaced by the North Koreans at short notice. Usually, such changes only happen to the order of events, but in rare occurances also to larger parts of the itinerary. We as a travel intermediary between our clients and the North Korean government tourism agency are not responsible for any of such short-term changes. We therefore we ask you for your understanding that in the event of such changes, the tour can neither be fully, nor partially refunded.

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20. Mai (Saturday) – 30. May 2017 (Tuesday)

Places to Visit

Orientation walk in Pyongyang, Mausoleum of President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il, Demilitarised Zone in Panmunjom, Paeksong Revolutionary Site, International Friendship Exhibition, Mansudae Grand Monuments, Schoolchildren’s Palace, Drive to Nampo on the Korean West Coast, West Sea Barrage, Central square in Haeju

Tour description

Even the construction workers have their special day in North Korea. On 21 st May, the efforts of the workers on the country’s building sites will be remembered and honoured. You will witness for yourself that there is a lot of construction going on in and around Pyongyang at the moment. But of course the tour also includes the famous monumental structures and statues that Pyongyang is famous for. A highlight of the tour is certainly the visit to Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where President Kim Il Sung and Leader Kim Jong Il are lying in state. The tour also includes sightseeing in the capital Pyongyang, where you will visit many of the famous monuments. But that’s not all: you will also visit the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) on the border to south Korea near Kaesong and Mt. Myohyang. Reaching 1909m altitude, Mt. Myohyang is the second highest mountain in North Korea after Mt. Paekdu. According to its name, Mt. Myohyang is “the mountain of mysterious scents”.
Mt. Myohyang has been regarded as sacred by Koreans for a long time and it is deeply associated with the Tangun myth. The mountain area houses Pohyon Temple, the largest Buddhist shrine in North Korea, as well as the International Friendship Exhibition, a massive underground exhibition of presents from international statesmen and businessmen for the North Korean leaders. Furthermore you will have an exclusive look at the Korean West Coast and the West Sea Barrage (a giant dam regulating the water level of the Taedong River). The journey will take you further into the countryside near Mt. Kuwol, Haeju and Sinchon, where you will visit the famous Museum of US War Atrocities.

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