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The capital of North Korea, Pyongyang is open to travelers, but there are many restrictions and travel there is frequently denied owing to the political climate, which changes frequently. Founded in 1120 B.C., Pyongyang brims with historical attractions, so many visitors wish to visit. In theory, anyone could technically visit North Korea except for journalists and people from South Korea, but traveler should expect considerable paperwork and possible denials when requesting entry to this nation. With its tightly controlled tourism industry, North Korea is not an immensely popular destination. On the other hand, it does feature tours and hotels for visitors who are allowed entry to cities like Pyongyang.

How Can I Find Hotels in Pyongyang?

If you are planning a trip to Pyongyang, you can use Skyscanner to find lists of available hotels. When you use Skyscanner, you can easily plug in your travel dates and the number of rooms you wish to reserve. Skyscanner will generate a list of hotels that you can consider.

How Affordable Are Pyongyang Hotels?

Pyongyang hotels differ in price in accordance with their stars. There are two-star hotels in Pyongyang and four-star hotels too. Travelers should note that amenities in Pyongyang hotels vary greatly. For instance, hot water can be an amenity that is not always available in hotels as it is in the hotels of developed countries. Pricing for hotels varies and travelers will need to check with each before booking.

Can I Find Deals on Pyongyang Hotels?

Travelers who book multiple rooms for tours might find cheaper rates when booking Pyongyang hotels. When you use Skyscanner to find hotels, you can check each to scout for special incentives or deals. Because North Korea has so many travel stipulations, it’s often easier for people to travel in groups that have pre-arranged their hotel stay and tours.

Are There Luxury Hotels in Pyongyang?

Pyongyang does feature some upscale hotels that boast opulent settings. Some of its finest hotels like the Koryo Hotel feature swimming pools, lounges, meeting rooms, and air conditioning. Some also boast on-site restaurants. Some of the best Pyongyang hotels feature suites that are luxuriously furnished and offer amazing city views.

Tips for Traveling in Pyongyang

Before booking your Pyongyang hotel, you might want to consider what city attractions you wish to visit and will be allowed to visit. In addition, North Korea has very strict rules for tourists. As a Communist country, North Korea relies heavily on surveillance. Hotel rooms may be searched at any time including personal belongings, so be sure to follow all the nation’s rules for tourists when visiting. Phones and faces may also be monitored. For a safe Pyongyang visit, be prepared to adhere to the state rules and regulations. Since tourists must be accompanied on tours by guides, it’s best to follow the advice of the guide and stay with the group at all times.

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What are travelers saying about Pyongyang?

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Andrea Lee
Andrea Lee

I'm a frequent traveler to North Korea with North Korea is a must-see destination for any serious traveler. The place is packed with history and culture. An eye-opening experience, especially as contrasted with how the country is portrayed in the western news.

HaroldBrooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

Absolutely fascinating capital of the "Hermit Kingdom." Though a bit frustrating not to being able to leave your guide behind to explore, the few glimpses of local life that you do get are well worth the journey.

Ralf Eissler
Ralf Eissler



In Pyongyang, the expected average temperature in May is 16.1°C/60.9°F. The warmest month is typically August, which averages 28.9°C/84.0°F. The coolest month is January, with temperatures averaging -11.9°C/10.6°F.
The nearest airport to Pyongyang is Pyongyang (FNJ) (12.52 miles).

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