One of the most bizarre and insular countries on the planet, North Korea isn’t exactly a popular tourism destination, but it is without a doubt one of the most fascinating places in the world. Since the Korean War, the Peninsula has been divided into Communist North Korea and Capitalist South Korea. Known for the cult of personality surrounding its Supreme Leaders Kim Il-Sung, Kim Jong-Il and incumbent Kim Jong-Un, it is one of the most controversial countries in the world due to its severe human rights violations and aggressive foreign policy. With recent political developments indicating changes, North Korea may open up more to Western tourists interested in paying a visit.
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