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Cheap flights to North Korea

Cheap Flights to North Korea (KP)

North Korea, formally known as the Democratic Republic of Korea is in East Asia.  Geographically it is the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.   It is separated from South Korea by the Korean Demilitarized Zone.   About 80% of North Korea consists of mountain ranges separated by narrow valleys, giving rise to many scenic views.  If you are looking to visit a country that is off the beaten track for most tourists, use Skyscanner's travel page to find cheap flights to North Korea.

The best time to book a flight to North Korea

The best time to visit North Korea is during May /June or September /October.    The month of May is also when there are impressive shows and military parades.  September and October present beautiful vistas with the coming of autumn.  Avoid traveling during the rainy season of July and August when the weather is more humid. If you are flexible in choosing your days of travel, check out Skyscanner's monthly search tool to find the best time to travel to North Korea.

Airlines that fly to North Korea

Air Koryo, the national airline of North Korea, as well as Air China operate flights to Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea. Pyongyang International airport, also called Sunan International airport is located in the Sunan district of North Korea.  The airport is 24 km northwest of the capital city of Pyongyang.

What to do and see and North Korea

The capital city of Pyongyang has many politically symbolic monuments such as the Juche tower, Kumsusan Palace of the Sun and Arch of Triumph. Two other culturally important cities in North Korea are Haeju and Kaesong. Haeju is a port city with beautiful beaches and mountains. There is a fort in this city that is dedicated to the Great Leader, Kim Il-Sung.  Kaesong was once the capital of the Koryo dynasty.  There are ruins of bridges, temples and tombs at this site and museums showcasing this period in Korean history.

Within six hours of Pyongyang is a place of great natural beauty. The Kumgangsan or Diamond Mountain Ranges spread over 2400 km and reaches a peak of 1639 m at Piro. They are a visually pleasing sight throughout the year.  Another mountain which is sacred to most Koreans is Paektusan, the tallest peak in North Korea at 2750 m. The summit of Paektusan consists of white stone and is snow-capped throughout the year well befitting its name of "white capped mountain".

Make time during your visit to view the many pieces of exquisitely created arts and crafts, especially pottery, turned out by the people of North Korea.

Tips and additional advice

The Government of Canada advises against all travel to North Korea due to the uncertain security situation caused by North Korea's nuclear weapons program and this country's repressive regime. Since there is no resident Canadian government office in North Korea, consular assistance that can be provided to Canadian citizens is very limited.

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