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North Korea’s Incredible Attempts To Encourage Tourism

North Korean holiday brochures from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s look epic.

In the late 80’s the people of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia prepared to hold hands and watch the Soviet bloc fall; North Korea saw that change was afoot. The man in charge of the DPRK decided that he might have to wade into these post-communist shenanigans.

North Korea Tourism Posters - Changgwang-won Health Complex 2

On the next couple of slides are some images from a pretty darned jazzy brochure that North Korea brought out in 1991. The brochure was titled A Sight Seeing Guide To Korea (they missed out the fact that there was a split between North and South and only mentioned destinations in the North), and it’s fascinating.

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