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ISBN 10 : 9781490701769
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Download or read book A Journey through North Korea PDF or another Format written by Ronny Mintjens and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2013 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Intriguing. Absorbing. A truly eye-opening glimpse into the world s most mysterious and fascinating country. North Korea is a land of unrivalled natural beauty with more than 5,000 years of history and culture. From the top of mythical Mount Paekdu to the lush valleys and the incredible rock formations of stunning Mount Kumgang, and from the white beaches of the East Sea to the hidden getaways on the West coast, the DPRK s natural attractions are now finally starting to be recognized. This resilient land has lived through many periods of historical significance, yet its people have always maintained their dignity and humility. The veil that has until now shrouded places such as Pyongyang, Mount Myohyang, Kuwol and Nampo has been lifted, and the imagery that is being revealed will astonish the mind of even the most experienced travellers. The power of each image carefully challenges the way in which we look at this land and its people. For many of us, this is the first time we see the North Korean people as they truly are. The only question remaining is, why was such an insightful photographic record not published much earlier ?


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Download or read book The Rough Guide to Korea (Travel Guide eBook) PDF or another Format written by Rough Guides and published by Apa Publications (UK) Limited. This book was released on 2018-09-01 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover Korea withthe most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to wander between bustling markets and malls in Seoul, island-hop the West Seaarchipelago or set foot in infamous Pyongyang, The Rough Guide to Korea will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. -Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour chapter maps throughout - to find your way amid Seoul's maze of skyscrapers or discover Busan's bustling fish markets without needing to get online. - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of the best sights andexperiences in Korea. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. Detailed coverage - this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Seoul, Pyongyang, Sokcho, Gyeongju, Busan, Incheon,Suwon, Mokpo, Jeju Island, Danyang, Jeonju, Samcheok, Jeongdongjin. Attractions include: the DMZ, Gwangjang Market, Jirisan National Park, West Sea islands, Changdeokgung, Seoraksan National Park, Guinsa, Kumsusan Memorial Palace of the Sun, Pyongyang Water Park. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, the media, festivals, sports, culture, etiquette and more. -Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, religion, film, books and contemporary Korea, as well as a helpful language section and glossary. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Korea . About Rough Guides : Escape the everyday with Rough Guides. We are aleading travel publisher known for our "tell it like it is" attitude,up-to-date content and great writing. Since 1982, we've published books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with an ever-growingseries of ebooks, a range of beautiful, inspirational reference titles, and anaward-winning website. We pride ourselves on our accurate, honest and informed travel guides.


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Download or read book North Korea Journal PDF or another Format written by Michael Palin and published by Random House. This book was released on 2019-09-19 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE BOOK BEHIND THE HIT DOCUMENTARY A glimpse of life inside the world’s most secretive country, as told by Britain’s best-loved travel writer. In May 2018, former Monty Python stalwart and intrepid globetrotter Michael Palin spent two weeks in the notoriously secretive Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a cut-off land without internet or phone signal, where the countryside has barely moved beyond a centuries-old peasant economy but where the cities have gleaming skyscrapers and luxurious underground train stations. His resulting documentary for Channel 5 was widely acclaimed. Now he shares his day-by-day diary of his visit, in which he describes not only what he saw – and his fleeting views of what the authorities didn’t want him to see – but recounts the conversations he had with the country’s inhabitants, talks candidly about his encounters with officialdom, and records his musings about a land wholly unlike any other he has ever visited – one that inspires fascination and fear in equal measure. Written with Palin’s trademark warmth and wit, and illustrated with beautiful colour photographs throughout, the journal offers a rare insight into the North Korea behind the headlines.


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