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... education specialising in literature and administration when first built in 992, but later destroyed. It was rebuilt between 1502 and 1610. It was quite reminiscent of the Confucian temples we’d seen in China, particularly Qufu. The courtyard has Ginko trees that are over 1,000 years old. We had only a short stop here as we had to head off to the DMZ. We didn’t get to wander around more of the lovely grounds, as we all have to stay in a group, or ...
... of gymnastics, dance, acrobatics, and dramatic performance, accompanied by music and other effects, all wrapped in a highly politicized package) are held. Unfortunately a few months later we were told they wouldn't be held this year.
The Australian travel agent used Koryo Tours (a British run company based in Beijing, run by Simon Cockerell and Nicholas Bonner) to organize the details, which is THE company for North Korea, and which we thoroughly recommend. ...
... for passengers to read while waiting for their
trains. The locals kinda looked at us with curiosity but no-one talked
to us. We were quite loud and excited in the train. I felt like we
were always taking too many pictures and the tour guides had to wait for
us for a long time.
On the bus, we saw ...
... br clear="none">The customs at Pyongyang was very slow. There were people with huge blue, red, white
boxes with goods in front of us. Janet talked to three Germans in the line behind us and they were there on a 7-day tour for 1700 euros, departing from Beijing and leaving by train. During our tour, we met foreigners in small groups from one to three persons. After the customs, we followed our tour mates for the tour bus. We were filmed by an ...
... I was disappointed to find out another passenger has requested raw fish, so instead on the deliciously cooked fish we got a raw whole fish with strips of the body cut up for chop sticks. The fish moved and looked at you when guys picked off the flesh. With the trend to supply way too much food, the restaurant also supplied the best calamari so I was happy.
Then it was through the 10km tunnel and on the 4 hour drive to Pyongyang. There is ...