Wonsan Docks

Wonson Docks, North Korea

Wonsan Docks, North Korea – photo by Joseph A Ferris III

In Wonsan, the North Korean East Coast port city, we were allowed about an hour to walk and enjoy the local scene at the city docks and main square.  My friends quickly started a frenzy with the Frisbee on the docks while I took pictures all along the waterfront and in the main square.  We captivated the locals and created quite a stir with children chasing us on roller blades and soldiers asking for pictures, but apparently the fun was too much for some people and government big wigs, who were not amused by the scene, quickly dispersed the crowds and sent us on our way (back on the bus).

More pics below from the Wonsan Docks and Main Square.

Wonson Docks, North Korea

Frisbee at the Wonson Docks North Korea

Frisbee at the Wonson Docks North Korea

Wonson Town Square North Korea

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7 responses

  1. Very cool to stumble across your blog and read of an American’s travels in North Korea of all places. Nice shots! Is travelling to North Korea worth adding to my Bucket List… and even possible for the ‘normal’ traveller?

    April 30, 2012 at 7:11 am

  2. Thanks! In my opinion it’s the most fascinating country in the world and unlike any other travel experience – but I have to warn that is not for everyone, I think 90% of the people enjoy the experience while 10% return and grumble that it was not for them. Have a long look at this blog and decide if the trip is for you, of course your travel companions can help make or break the trip, and with organized tours you really have no control over who goes with you. I only travel there as a tour leader on custom tours with people I have invited in with me.

    I can definitely make the introduction to my travel expert who I work through for my trips to the DPRK for you – they run the best group tours out there!

    April 30, 2012 at 8:01 am

  3. Any problems visiting KP from Australia? And what is the best way to go from? I also offer my website for a possible link in our links page for any hotels, restaurants, travel agents, tour guides ans whatever you might see fit. I had some visits from KP on my website, registered with the KP Flag too. The page might take a bit long to download but it is worth while. A visit would be appreciated.

    May 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    • No problems for Australians, but you will have to make your way to Beijing to enter the DPRK. Unfortunately I am not in North Korea at the moment – no internet there anyway, but I did visit you site from Taiwan.

      May 2, 2012 at 7:35 am

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