The Foreign Office says ‘tensions are high on the Korean peninsula following a series of North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile tests in 2016 and 2017; there remains a threat of further missile or nuclear tests, which could lead to further instability in the region; the security situation in North Korea can change without warning and with no advance notice of possible actions by the authorities. This represents a significant risk for British visitors and residents.’
What are we missing? Pyongyang is the capital city of North Korea, as well as its “showcase city” where people have a much higher standard of living than elsewhere in the country. The majority of the nation’s tourist attractions can be found here. Most of all a visit to North Korea would provide the fascinating, if a little mind boggling, opportunity to meet people with no knowledge of the world beyond its own borders.