Border city eyes more tourism products

Border city Sinuiju attracts foreign tourists more and more
Border city Sinuiju attracts foreign tourists more and more.

By Kim Rye Yong

With the tourist season at its height, tourists flock nonstop to the border city of Sinuiju in North Phyongan Province.

“Most of the tourists coming to the DPRK through Sinuiju book their trips at our Myohyangsan Travel Company,” said Director Choe Jong Ho.

The company arranges tours of scenic spots and other places in the province.

The period of the trips ranges from half day to one day, and two day and one night.

On the half-day tour, tourists enjoy Korean folk games at the folk game ground on the Amnok riverside and go sightseeing on a bus in Sinuiju. During the one-day tour, they make the rounds of the North Phyongan Provincial Revolutionary Museum, Sinuiju History Museum, Sinuiju Cosmetics Factory, Ponbu Kindergarten and other landmarks of the city, while the two-day-and-one-night tour includes visits to famous Tongnim Falls, Thonggun Pavilion in Uiju County and other scenic places in the province and other places in the city.

The destinations never fail to impress them, especially the revolutionary museum that traces the development of the province made under the guidance of the great leaders and the Supreme Leader, the history museum dedicated to the time-honoured history and folk tradition of the Korean nation and Sinuiju Folklore Street.

The Sinuiju Cosmetics Factory whose products have a competitive edge in the world, an admirable performance of children at the Ponbu Kindergarten well-known for training art prodigies and Tongnim Falls and the Thonggun Pavilion blending in well with the beautiful natural scenery make the short trip an unforgettable experience of life.

The most pleasurable parts of the tour are the playing of folk games and tasting of Korean food at the folk game ground on the riverside.

Tourists say that they had extraordinary experiences as they pounded glutinous rice into cakes on a flat stone, tried on Korean costumes, played on a swing hanging from a tall tree, did archery and ate cold noodles, grilled beef, kimchi and other famous Korean dishes.

The Myohyangsan Travel Company is planning to develop more tourist articles to meet the demand of increasing tourists.

Text: The Pyong Yang Times - June 18, 2019

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