| The Democratic
People's Republic of Korea shares borders with the Yellow Sea, the
Sea of Japan, China and the demilitarised zone (separating
it from the Republic of Korea).|
Pyongyang is the capital of Korea North which was completely
rebuilt after the Korean War as a city of
avenues, nicely designed
parks and massive marble public buildings.
The Grand Theatre, the Juche Tower, the
Palace of Culture and the Ongrui Restaurant are all furnished with the Korean variant
of Communist architecture. The Arch of Triumph and the Gates of Pyongyang, built in honour of
Kim Il-Sung's 70th birthday are particularly attractive.
The ancient buildings in Kaesong which is about 6 hours from the
capital by train, bear witness to Korea's 500-year-old imperial
history. The town is encircled by
Kumgangsan is the country's largest national
park, comprising a variety of mountains, known as 'the
Diamond Mountain' along the east coast of the country.
A night at the opera offers an unusual experience.
There are some circuses and musical
events of a high quality available.