If you prefer a city run, enter the most elusive country, North Korea and run through Pyongyang....
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Arch of Triumph
The Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang was built to commemorate the Korean resistance to Japan from 1925 to 1945. Built in 1982 on the Triumph Return Square at the foot of Moran Hill in the North Korean capital city of Pyongyang, the monument was built to honour and glorify President Kim Il-sung's role in the military resistance for Korean independence. Inaugurated on the occasion of his 70th birthday, each of its 25,500 blocks of finely-dressed white granite represents a day of his life up to that point.
Comfortable and well-priced. Beautiful location, close to the Taedong river. This is where most tourists come to stay. It is on an island, which you are free to explore. However movement out of Pyongyang is restricted and controlled by the guides. If you opt for a tour, you will be following an itinerary. Much of our time was spent outside the hotel. We would only return at night to crash exhausted on our beds for which the hotel is perfect.
Once a year inside the Hermit Kingdom, the government of North Korea opens up it’s doors, if only slightly, for foreigners to come in and run Pyongyang city. While you may get a false glimpse of what life is like north of the border it’s something to say you’ve stepped over into this mysterious nation. Of course, expect changes from the advertised route and tight regulations within the country. There’s a lot of fine print on their official website and even the dates of the event are subject to change last minute as per the demands of the Eternal General Secretary of the Party, Kim Jong-Il.