Chinese Travel Agency Sells Christmas Tour to Pyongyang

  • By Jung Ji-sup

    November 27, 2018 09:46

    A travel agency in Beijing is advertising a Christmas tour to the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.

    Young Pioneer Tours sold the same tour to U.S. student Otto Warmbier, who was arrested there for defacing a propaganda poster and died a year and seven months later.

    The three-day package tour to Pyongyang, which starts in the border city of Dandong, costs 475 euros, while a four-day tour to the demilitarized zone costs 695 euros.

    The program includes a tour of downtown Pyongyang on Christmas Eve, taking visitors to the giant statues of regime founder Kim Il-sung and former leader Kim Jong-il at Mansudae, the USS Pueblo, a spy ship captured by the North in 1968, the Taedonggang Beer Brewery, and a trip on the Pyongyang subway.

    Warmbier died a week after being sent back to the U.S. in a coma in June last year.

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