Could you visit North Korea if given an opportunity?

Could you visit North Korea if given an opportunity?
It's very shocking for me personally to discover that country already have tourism and folks actually appointments this country focusing on how dangerous it is. I noticed that if you frequented this country as a visitor, you'll be in an organization and you'll have a visitor guide. You are actually permitted to be from your group. The places where poverty is rampant is concealed from the visitor and you aren't permitted to take pictures using places. That is a location where people have brainwashed that their mind about the condition is God plus they haven't any freedom. I am uncertain easily will want to go to this country whatsoever. It is actually weird that there are people who are curious enough to visit this country.


Even if there's a chance, I wouldn't visit North Korea. Although there are still some good places to visit there but the fact that it is a dangerous country and there are lots of restrictions if you are a visitor in there and once you violated it, you get imprison. I rather go to other countries than visiting North Korea.
Posted by rage35 on 10-13-2017
Your reply is based on the propaganda from the West that North Korea is dangerous and bad,i don't think so. I won't believe any western media on that.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 10-30-2018
You could guarantee me a completely safe trip, and guarantee a safe return to my country, and I still wouldn't go visit North Korea. From what I've seen on the internet, North Korea doesn't have anything particularly special going on. There are too many restrictions, the police and government are far too strict, and the people suffer terribly. I don't want to go there like a privileged American that can leave anytime he desires, only to see the people that are hopelessly trapped there.
Posted by Denis_P on 10-13-2017
We all know very well that the internet is a place where false information is spread, not because North Korea tested weapons means that they are dangerous. Every country wants to defend it's sovereignty irrespective of what happens but why is the West just pointing on NK, simply because they have the capacity to target the US.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 10-30-2018
I have no desire to visit North Korean even if I was given the chance to. It is not a safe place to be and I would not want to put my life at risk but entering such a country. It is just a place that I have no interest in ever visiting and never really thought about it. Knowing what we know today though I think that entering such a place is only looking for trouble. I know there are people who would visit just out of curiosity but I just don't understand it.
Posted by Sue on 10-13-2017
Incidentally, we have a trip to South Korea for a short vacation trip early next month of November. To be candid, my husband and I are nervous of the bickering between North Korea and Donald Trump. We might not go if the prospect of war is hanging on our head. And even if a North Korean official would invite us, I don't think we would go to North Korea.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-13-2017
Although this place is one of my "places to visit" list, at this very moment I would have to decline the invitation because I would not be very comfortable having to visit a place with such complicated political.

I would rather wait until the situation became more enjoyable.
Posted by wiseagent on 10-13-2017
The best time to visit a country is during this time so you can have an experience there, you are a foreigner and will be protected by the government as long as you don't support rebels or fighters against the government. NK is a good country and a wonderful place but bad reputation has been given to by the West.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 10-30-2018
Visit North Korea? No way! After what happened to that American kid. ( ) No way!

North Korea should be just treated just like New York in that movie “Escape from New York”. In this 1981 movie, people got so disgusted with the crime in the city, all the law-abiding citizens moved away and left the city to criminals.

Similarly, North Korea should just be cut off and left to themselves. No country should have any dealings with them! Tell the North Koreans: “Just stay on your patch of planet earth, keep to yourself and don't provoke a war! Don't start nothing. Won't be nothing!”

Hey! It's a compromise. Whatever! The North Korean leader is not "flexible" or "reasonable". If he had any sense he would erase the dividing line between North and South Korea, unite the country, and make it a strong nation of free people! IDIOT!! Visit North Korea? WHY? What would that accomplish? WHY? So he can accuse me of spitting in the wrong direction of the wind and torture me to death?!
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 10-13-2017
Calm down bro. Have you been there before? This is sounding way too personal. But let's be truthful to ourselves, who has actually seen the inside happenings of North Korea with all the poverty and people suffering and being trapped and brainwashed?

I keep hearing people say things like this but am yet to pick up a video or see on the news reports suggesting or corroborating such stories. Everytime I see a video report on North Korea, the people seem to be happy, the country looks developed and civilised.

Have you stop to think that maybe North Korea has a very good reason for choosing the nuclear path? Maybe if we lived and experienced the Korean war, Vietnam, Second World War, just maybe we might understand a little.
Posted by Rumu on 10-13-2017
I do understand the North Korean's leader rationale for wanting to have nuclear weapons. To protect his country. I understand him totally. I don't even think he's wrong for wanting it.

But I don't take back a word I said. Why?

Because nobody is wrong for wanting to defend themselves … whether an individual or an entire country.

But keeping an entire nation of people captive and cut off from the rest of the world?

Oh come on! This is the 21st century. People have cell phones with cameras! There are satellites in the sky. We're not living in The Dark Ages. I'm sorry. Rocket Man needs a reality check. :)

And yes I will repeat myself. If he, Kim Jong-un, had any sense he would erase the dividing line between North and South Korea, unite the country, and make it a strong nation of free people! He wouldn't even have to suck up to China. He's not thinking all the way into the future. Or??? Maybe he is. Because the fact is, if North and South Korea united, in the future, he probably wouldn't have a job. So although he says he loves his country and is walking in the patriotic footsteps of his father and his grandfather, he's really just looking out for himself! Job Security!

Me visit North Korea? NO! But he came come over to the USA and I'll talk to him. Though I doubt that I will need to. Because even though he cuts his own people off from the Internet, I'm sure he has access. All he has to do is search for this site and read the discussion and comments for himself. :)

P.S. I'm a sister. Not a bro! :)
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 10-25-2017
Well,for me I love new places and I wouldn't mind to visit these places because I will want to find out certain thing about the place.I like to have first hand information about a place and North Korea wouldn't be an exception.
Posted by lovely on 10-13-2017
Thank you for this, I don't want some western journalist to go there and snap the worst part of the country and then tell me this is the entire NK while we still have nice, beautiful and interesting places there.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 10-30-2018
Am in agreement with you. People keep saying and telling this and that about North Korea. This country is one of the most isolated places on earth, well guarded and with no regular news feed going in or out without streaming authorisation from the government.

How do you come with people suffering, brainwashed, poverty everywhere, I mean how do people come up with such stories.
Posted by Rumu on 10-13-2017
Why would I go to a country ruled by a lunatic Communist? majority of North Koreans are dying from hunger, yet the ruler is developing missiles. North Korea is a threat to the humanity. We cannot tolerate Communists in the 21st century. There is no freedom and democracy in a Communist rule.
Posted by vinaya on 10-14-2017
That is what you are being told my dear, have you been to NK, what evidence do you have to claim what you are saying here if not what have been circulating for year by the likes of Winston Churchill and Capitalist extremist. Am not saying what you are saying is bad but NK is not as bad as you think, do you think someone can not form stories and post on media to create hatred on a certain race or people. Let tell ourselves the truth, nowhere is safe in the world even the US.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 10-30-2018
No way! I wouldn't go to North Korea not even with a free ticket and all expenses covered during the stay. I wouldn't risk my life or safety for nothing. Also I would be pretty "notice" in North Korea . I know for sure I wouldn't pass unnoticed because I'm actually a fat person and those type of people are not common at all there... I even saw in the news one day that a person was being asks by people there to take pictures with them since they never actually see fat people, they also consider fat people to be rich wich is not the case at all in any other country.
Posted by Pink_Turtle on 10-14-2017
Nope, I won't visit North Korea even if it is a free trip. It is a dangerous country right now. Better to visit Western countries which are calmer and serene. Who knows what would happened if the government suddenly changes his mind about foreigner visiting in the country.
Posted by peachpurple on 10-15-2017
I wouldn't ever want to visit the North Korea even if I am given an opportunity. Through my research, I found out that this particular country is one of those countries where Christianity is not accepted. I also read through online media that it's one of those countries where little children are developed for war. So, it's not a suitable place for me to live with my family. I only love living or settling down in a place where peace reigns.
Posted by potentialwriter on 10-15-2017
Honestly, this is a country where I have no particular interest in visiting. I would love to visit Paris, New York, Las Vegas, Russia and even Alaska. But I confess I've never had an interest in getting to know South Korea. It's not about being a closed country. I just never had an interest in them. Maybe that changes over time.
Posted by hermessantos on 10-16-2017
I wouldn't take a risk by visiting North Korea. In the first place, with the way their government had been acting, I doubt if they even expect tourism to drive revenues to their country. Why go to the North when South Korea offers a lot more to tourists? That is where you can experience K-pop culture which has been one of the country's top draws. There are a lot more interesting places to visit and North Korea should be one of the bottom countries in my list. I would prefer to visit a remote island in my own country anytime.
Posted by chatbox on 10-16-2017
I would. Absolutely. This is to personally see for my self if all the negative publicity about the country were true or if they were just another western propaganda being used to discredit the image of North Korea to the whole world. If all the rumors and hearsay appeared to be true and I end up being a slave in a prison camp, then that would solely be my fault. But if it turns out that North Korea isn't actually what we see in the news, I'll do what I can to set the records straight and make noise about it.
Posted by johnrajiv123 on 10-17-2017
For me i don't want to visit this country i don't feel safe they might kill us, this North Korea country is communist strict. they might done something to us or even kill us and i would avoid that one. and also there country is not well develop lots of poverty cases and no places to enjoy you cannot even take pictures freely and the society there is boring. so i prefer not to visit there.
Posted by tophew on 10-17-2017
If iam giving the opportunity to visist North Korea i will not go at all because of the wicked president and Dictator that they have since he has no regard for human right of its citizens.
Posted by babyright on 10-23-2017
I don't know if you are from any African country which am from but to be sincere NK president is more democratic than some African President, what will you say about the likes Paul Biya of Cameroon and other African leaders. I will gladly go to NK.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 10-31-2018
Yes, I would. I have always been fascinated by traveling and visiting other countries and Korea is no exception. Besides I have heard rumors that they are extremely kind to tourists and always value foreign currency
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-23-2017
I love your comment, that is what people don't understand. They have a great cultural heritage and care more about the safety of foreigner in the country because they also help with the economy.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 10-31-2018
i would definitely go to North Korea because I might be having a wrong impression about it, TVs and internet are highly controled
Posted by joey98 on 10-23-2017
The TV and Internet has been filled with western propaganda and this needs to be stopped, I also will love to go and see for myself what the media has been saying may be wrong. NK can be a communist country but if majority are good with it then I have no opposition on that.
Posted by ElectorAlexander on 10-31-2018
Impressions matter, with the way things are going and how the country and their dictator is showing it's self, I don't really think I would visit North Korea, even if I'm been given the offer on a platter of gold, I won't go. And even if Kim likes let him call me out on google I still won't hang put with him. That's what a bad leader does to to a country, My perspective about the country has changed big time.
Posted by Authord on 10-25-2017
I would never visit North Korea as you'll feel how people suffer on how their government treats them and they can't do anything about it. I've seen lots of people who manage to escape their country and seek asylum to South Korea and tell what horrifying experiences they've witnessed in their country. The rules are so strict, even a haircut should be approved by the government.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 10-29-2017
I would like to visit so I would know the truth behind those controversy. I know it wouldn't be that bad because there are still many people living there. It maybe that the affluent is well-favored than the less fortunate.
Posted by Scarlet on 12-19-2017
No way. That place is locked down so tight that even people who work for the regime don't leave alive.
Posted by NickJ on 12-27-2017
Nope. See, unlike others, I know to get in where I fit in. There are too many things that could go wrong. Why tempt fate?
Posted by Digicashceo on 01-16-2018
No . Why would you want to do that? Don't you like your life? I'll bet you the moment you do that you will be on the world's most wanted list. It would be interesting, to see exactly what you would see in North Korea. Do they have any tourist attractions you can see?Do they manufacture anything interesting? Do they have universities or have any technology that you can learn from? They should because they have nuclear capabilities!
Posted by jaymish on 03-16-2018
I guess this sentiment will now change with the sudden turnaround of North Korea. That meeting of the 2 leaders of US’s Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is monumental. And with the cooperation of Kim Jong Un regarding their nuclear testing, I guess the tense atmosphere between the 2 Koreas have now subsided. But with the question to go to North Korea, I will choose South Korea instead because I enjoyed our trip in Seoul last year where the food was great.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-09-2018
I wouldn't. I love Korea,but the South Korea not the North. I love south korea's movies, kdramas series, actors and actresses, and their variety shows, and many more. There is a lot of good things that I heard and watched about South Korea, but in North Korea, I heard only bad comments. So I think I wouldn't visit there.
Posted by lei08pineda on 09-08-2018
I wouldn't go because I would prefer to vacation somewhere more comfortable and had internet. I'm not curious enough to see it in person and I could just look up videos online to watch, but honestly I'm not totally against it and could be convinced to go. I suppose if I felt like it would be completely safe to go I would be more inclined to give it a second thought because at least then giving up the luxury of having internet would be my only concern.
Posted by Wubwub on 09-08-2018
Nope, there's a lot options for a country visit and i think if your wise enough you would go to a country where you know that you will have more fun. Although i have nothing against N. Korea because they have their own sovereignty, i just want to go to a country where i believe that i have more freedom.
Posted by fishbate on 09-09-2018
Don't think I would. I'm a curious person, but I also know where to draw the line. You only have to look at what happened to Otto Warmbier to take a good hard look at the risks of visiting North Korea.
Posted by amelia88 on 09-26-2018
Yes why not, I will definitely like to visit North Korea if I get the opportunity. although I know that North Korea is ruled by Tyrant dictator who is very ruthless and unforgiving to all his opponents inside and outside his country I don't think I would be in any danger there because I will only visit North Korea for the purpose of tourism. it will be very interesting a completely unknown new people. know more about there culture, customs, and food. I am sure the common people will be very warm-hearted and welcoming like there brothers and sisters from South Korea.
Posted by jpk0007 on 10-18-2018
It's a country that I would refuse to visit even if it's free because there's really no good tourist places there to visit and because it's being ruled by an evil despot.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 10-23-2018
No! I am not an American and I do not have a country that will move heaven and earth to get me out of any country if things go bad. So, like my countrymen would way "I have to borrow myself sense* (be sensible) and stay away from potentially dangerous situations. Yes, what we have heard about North Korea could all be propaganda but it's better to be safe than sorry
Posted by Tehilah27 on 12-15-2018
Always wanted to. I’ve seen many vlogs on YouTube. The atmosphere in the city is quite eerie. It gives me strong 1984 meets CCCP vibes. North Korea would be quite an unique experience. Sadly, you can’t visit the real North Korea. What you get is more akin to a theme park tour.
Posted by Caguioa747 on 12-15-2018