North Korea

North Korea Overview

North Korea occupies the northern half of the Korean Peninsula that lies between Korea Bay and the East Sea. It borders China to the north, Russia to the northeast and South Korea to the south.

Tourist travel to North Korea is only possible as part of a guided tour. Independent travel is not permitted. If you are not prepared to accept limitations on your movement, you should not travel to North Korea at the present time.

CLIMATE

Seasonal winds called monsoons affect North Korea’s weather throughout the year. A monsoon blows in from the south and southeast during the summer, bringing hot, humid weather. A cold, dry monsoon blows in from the north and northwest during the winter, bringing cold weather.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Pyongyang
POPULATION: 23.4 million
LANGUAGE: Korean
CURRENCY: North Korean Won
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 110/220V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: KP
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +850
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +9