North Korea is filled with a cloud of darkness one could say because so much of life there is keep in the dark from the rest of the world. There are not many outsiders that are permitted to visit North Korea. If you’re an American, you need a heavy regulated visa to be allowed to enter and quite a bit of cash to get there. Moreover, if you are a part of the lucky few allowed in, you must remember that photography is frowned upon and very restricted. However there are some “rebels” who take photos and smuggle them out of the country. That’s why we rounded up 16 rare photos taken in North Korea that will shock you.
Pyongyang, if you didn’t know, is the capital and largest city of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Pyongyang’s subway system is one of the deepest subways in the world as it also doubles as a bomb shelter. Don’t be surprised if someone tells you that you must delete the picture you take if it includes the tunnel.
Pyongyang is meant to represent the glory of North Korea, which is why building exteriors are carefully maintained. If you should get a rare chance to look inside one of the buildings, something else becomes more apparent unfortunately.