Tuesday, April 13, 2010

China infuses vitality into North Korea

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China finally get mature and know which queue it belongs to and what it should do on the world stage. One prove of this is, it has recently granted Approved Destination Status to its neighbor North Korea. China is re-amending its friendship with North Korea from the bottom of the heart after almost 20 years of keeping a distance with this small neighbor.

From now on more and more Chinese tourists will infuse vitality into North Korean economy, and North Korea will have more and more Chinese currency to trade back what it wants from China.

North Korea has many tourism attractions to Chinese people, especially to the people born between 1930s and 1970s. These people read many textbooks and watched many movies in China regarding Korea War of 1950 to 1953, but many of them never have a chance to go to North Korea. The world’s negative media reports about North Korea also has been advertising for attracting Chinese tourists to have a look there.

According to Chinese media, it is prohibited for Chinese tourists carrying computers with communication function, mobile phones, shortwave radios to go into North Korea. Related electronic products have to be stored at the Pyongyang airport. The tourists are not allowed to leave their tour group without permission. No picture is allowed to shoot towards restricted and not-allowed-to-visit places, and usual photographs have to been taken under the permission of North Korean tour guides. When visiting Kaesong, Chinese tourists are not allowed to greet to North Korean soldiers there.

Chinese tourists have a special feeling to North Korea due to the Korea War. China-DPRK Friendship Tower is a must-visit tourist attraction, which was built in October 1959 by the Chinese People's Volunteers to commemorate the battle-killed Chinese soldiers in the Korea War. Pyongyang the capital of North Korea is another attraction for them to see beautiful young traffic policewomen and unique views. Panmunjom, the office for the signatures of the Korean Armistice Agreement, and Myohyang-san Scenic Area are also the favorites of Chinese tourists. A seven-day trip costs about RMB5000—6000 (USD700—850) according to the Chinese media.

Reference: http://travel.people.com.cn/GB/11351128.html