The Mangyongbong, a ferry that was previously used to shuttle passengers between North Korea and Japan, is now North Korea's hot new tourist vessel. Yesterday was the Mangyongbong's maiden voyage as a pleasure craft, embarking on a tour of the country's eastern coastline, and North Korea's official KCNA has the details:
The tourists will enjoy the scenic view of the East Sea of Korea and climb the mountain.
It will take 4 nights and 5 days.
The tourism including both sea and land sightseeing, the first of its kind in Korea, is drawing deep interest of foreigners.
It will be fun.
This man looks absolutely thrilled to be there. [Image via AP]
The group in the back quickly lost interest. [Image via AP]
Fun! [Image via AP]
Wild times below deck. [Image via AP]
You can't go wrong with a buffet. [Image via AP]
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