You must introduce the mentioned sum in the country because foreign tourists in North Korea can withdraw money. “The tourist conditions in North Korea have not changed one thing however: until today, can the country as Westerners” not free and explore as they see fit. North Korea travel is possible only in the form of group or organized Inpidualreisen. For these trips, the entire program is set before. Larger deviations from the planned tour program require the approval of higher official bodies. Two travel companions shall ensure that passengers not from the group, or the specified locations will be remove. Driving at night alone in downtown Pyongyang is not possible such as, at best, you can strip Herum a little in the vicinity of the hotel.
Also there is still shooting bans: scanning of military vehicles or of run-down buildings such as is usually blocked, also when many North Korean guides are in this not so strictly behave like a few years ago. Who would like to publish your own travel photos from North Korea on the Internet, should get a before the approval of its respective tour operator at least then if he would travel once again in future in the country. Western journalists can not participate in group tours. What is striking is that it remains very often as Western travel group visiting the attractions – about the famous Memorial to the Patriotic Liberation struggle in Pyongyang (see photo) – among themselves. In particular North Korean visitors are not then typically on-site. “Another proof, that the North Korean Government spontaneous and uncontrolled” contacts between foreigners and locals still always averse looks.
However it is possible North Korea – despite all the restrictions -, also with normal”to get people into the conversation. For example, the hotel lobby is a good place for small talk. But few North Koreans can well English, which is Language barrier an effective Kontaktverhinderer. That it is not authorized”be prohibited North Koreans to talk to Western foreigners and that they then expected to have personal sanctions, is more of a rumor. The bulk of North Korea Tourism takes place in Pyongyang and other cities (around the coastal town of Hamhung) until today. In addition, excursions in the nearby surrounding areas and in rural areas are often part of the visit program. Many group tours take place during national holidays and holidays (anniversary of the birth of the State founder Kim Il-Sung, Arirang festival, etc.) I have published on the Community travel portal Exbir.de your own photos from a trip to North Korea in April 2012.