This Amazing Video Shows Life Inside Pyongyang
A rare look inside Pyongyang, thanks to a collaboration between JT Singh, filmaker Rob Whitworth, and North Korean tour company Koryo Tours.
A new video has surfaced that provides a rare glimpse into North Korea, with the aim of showing a day in the ‘regular life’ of locals.
In a series of time-lapse photos, acceleration, slow motion, HD and digital animation, the three-minute video produced by JT Singh and Rob Whitworth takes viewers to Pyongyang, home to blocks of high rises, large boulevards and a modern underground metro system.
But the vignettes also show a city stuck in a kind of time warp, circa 1960s or 70s. And despite the wide boulevards and avenues, the video also reveals a conspicuous lack of cars and immaculately clean streets.
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Predictably, the pair of producers say they were followed closely by guides from the country’s National Tourism Administration and forbidden to shoot any footage of construction sites, undeveloped locations or military personnel.
In recent years, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has been making attempts to boost tourism, opening up its annual marathon to foreign amateur competitors and completing a world class ski resort.
North Korea is open to tourists via organized tour outfits that specialize in the country, including Koryo Tours, Lupine Tours and New Korea Tours.