Kumgangsan

Kumgangsan, Korea Dem Peoples Rep

Travel Blogs from Kumgangsan

Kumgangsan Travel Blogs (4)
Misty Mountains and Little Brown Soldiers, Kumgangsan, Korea Dem Peoples Rep travel blog

Misty Mountains and Little Brown Soldiers

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... Korea every month, crossing into the most politically isolated country in the world to hike it's second highest mountain, Kumgangsan. The Demilitarized Zone is a scary and fascinating place, strung with fences bristling with razor wire, surrounded with ...

Hiking In The Hermit Kingdom, Kumgangsan, Korea Dem Peoples Rep travel blog

Hiking In The Hermit Kingdom

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... a mighty incentive for such an isolated and impoverished country. While there is limited foreign investment in North Korea, Hyundai's Kumgangsan tourist region is one of Pyongyang's highest currency generators. Despite North Korea's devout anti-American ...

Dark Side Of The Earth, Kumgangsan, Korea Dem Peoples Rep travel blog

Dark Side Of The Earth

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Next days hike took us more than 1200 metres up a mountainside topped with wondrous, almost alien rock features. Kumgangsan is famous for its unusual granite and diorite rock formations, and on the hike we passed a tower of stone jutting out over the ...

Encounter With The Kims, Kumgangsan, Korea Dem Peoples Rep travel blog

Encounter With The Kims

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... of foreigners already gathered on the main drag and quickly working through the beer fridge of the local Family Mart. In Kumgangsan, shuttle buses run tourists back and forth to different areas of interest with South Korean precision and regularity, and ...