Published On: Thu, May 17th, 2018

North Korea holiday resort for tourists pictures | Travel News | Travel

North Korea is not the most popular holiday destination for UK travellers, despite it not currently being prohibited by the government.

This could soon change with images showing a new holiday resort being built by the country.

Found on the eastern coast of the country is the Wonsan-Kalma peninsular, which is where the renovations are taking place.

The three-mile stretch of beach will soon see a pyramid-shaped hotel, luxury villas and an artificial lake.

But would you travel to North Korea for a holiday?

According to NK News, it will entice travellers to visit the area, for both domestic and overseas tourists.

They state: “When the tourist area is built, it will satisfy the demand of domestic and foreign tourists.”

It was first announced this year during leader Kim Jong-un’s New Year’s address, with the images from April 27.

With many building over ten stories high, it could hold thousands of tourists at one time.

Despite wanting to attract overseas visitors, US tourists are currently banned from entering the country which doesn’t look to change in the near future.

British travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office currently advises against all but essential travel to North Korea.

The FCO warns: “The level of tension on the Korean peninsula grew considerably in 2017 due to a series of North Korean nuclear and missile tests, including two intercontinental ballistic missile tests in July 2017 and one in November 2017, two nuclear tests in 2016 and one in September 2017.

“While daily life in the capital city Pyongyang may appear calm, the security situation in North Korea can change with little notice and with no advance warning of possible actions by the North Korean authorities.

“This poses significant risks to British visitors and residents.”

Strict laws that may not be a big threat in other countries could also see travellers imprisoned in North Korea, with many tourists choosing to go on group tours for safety.

UK tourists who stray from the capital Pyongyang could also find themselves out of the remit for help.

The website advises: “The British Embassy Pyongyang can currently provide some consular assistance to British visitors to Pyongyang, but only limited assistance to those visiting parts of the country outside the capital.”

It isn’t the only surprising part of the country that UK travellers could visit.

Just a few miles from the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) which separates North and South Korea, is the town of Paju in Seoul.

The town is a replica of the UK with fish and chip shops, red phone booths and castles.

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