Word of Mouth
2:00 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Pyongyang: The Tourist's Guide You'll Never Use

The well-publicized (albeit failed) launch of a satellite by North Korea last month sent a signal to the international community: Kim Jong-un is carrying on in the brinksman-like tradition of his father Kim Jong-il. Between them, they’ve built and maintained what is arguably the most isolated country on the planet – the Democratic Peoples Republic of North Korea or DPNK. Most of us will never visit the country, or see the grand monuments or stadia of its capital, Pyongyang. Philipp Meuser is an architect and general planner for several German embassies. He’s also head of Dom Publishers, and the editor of a beautiful and eerie two volume architectural and cultural guide for North Korea’s capital city.

TO SEE MORE OF THE WILD PHOTOGRAPHS FROM MEUSER'S GUIDE, CLICK UNDERNEATH THE PICTURE ABOVE, WHERE IT SAYS "IMAGE 1 OF 7"

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