You are here > 1Up Travel > Countries of the World > Asia > North-korea



 At a Glance



  History & Culture








 Worth a Visit !!



  Maps & Cities


  Eating Out



  Travel Links

 Country Facts









  Transnational issues


  North Korea Guide
  North Korea Maps
  North Korea Flag
  More North Korea Flags
  North Korea Geography
  North Korea Travel Warning

Travel & Tourism . Tourist Guide to the Country

North Korea Travel Requirements

Visas are issued in the embassy or tourist office of the DPRK to the countries concerned, or on arrival in special cases. Visitors should submit visa applications 10 days prior to departure. Application for a visa must be accompanied by two photos and the necessary fee.

Foreign Exchange
Foreign currencies must be changed in the DPRK by "the money exchangable for foreign currency".
Convertable currencies are JPY,USD,FRF,CHF,DEM,GBP,HKD,ATS, SGD,CAD,AUD. Foreign exchange is available at the Trade Bank or its agents, hotels restaurants, etc. The Trade Bank opens from 9 to 12am and from 2 to 5 pm except Sundays.

Local calls are available at hotels or post offices or street phones. A 10 jon coin is necessary for a street phone call.
International calls are available at hotels or the International Communications Centre.

Telex and fax services are available at the International Communications Centre or at the hotels. The centre is in the Ryugyong-dong, Pothonggang District, Pyongyang.

Electricity is 220 volts, 60 cycles including hotels.

When offering or accepting food, gifts etc., it is polite and customary to use both hands. Hello = an-nyong ha-sim-ni-ka. Thank you = kam-sa ham-nida. Though it is not customary to give tips in Korea, the guides love them! We suggest small gifts for the guides and driver like cigarettes, or chocolates. Some provisions are also good for the train ride and to share on the bus while on tour.


Acknowledgements: ASIATRAVELMART.COM

Make 1Up Travel your HomepageSend this Page to a FriendGo to Top of PagePrint this PageAdd 1Up Travel to your Favorites


Compare Country Info Hotel Directory Geography Flags World Maps Travel Warnings National Parks


Asia Africa Caribbean Middle East North America South America Central America Oceania Pacific Europe Polar Regions


Destinations Monuments Ancient Wonders Modern Wonders Natural Wonders


World Time ISD Codes Travel Links Link Exchange


Disclaimer: Although we've tried to make the information on this web site as accurate as possible, we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by any person resulting from information published on this site. We encourage you to verify any critical information with the relevant authorities before you travel.

Copyright 1Up Travel All Rights Reserved.
Go Up

Privacy Policy