The Yangdok Hot Spring Cultural Recreation Center, in South Pyongan Province, North Korea, is one of a few key new tourism projects developed by the heavily-sanctioned state. Photo: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP The Yangdok Hot Spring Cultural Recreation Center, in South Pyongan Province, North Korea, is one of a few key new tourism projects developed by the heavily-sanctioned state. Photo: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP
The Yangdok Hot Spring Cultural Recreation Center, in South Pyongan Province, North Korea, is one of a few key new tourism projects developed by the heavily-sanctioned state. Photo: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

Would you stay in a North Korean spa resort? Kim Jong-un opens a new mountain ski and hot spring retreat in bid to lure tourists

North Korea hopes opening its doors to tourists will boost its beleaguered economy – enter the Yangdok Hot Spring Cultural Recreation Center, offering ‘high civilisation under socialism’

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The Yangdok Hot Spring Cultural Recreation Center, in South Pyongan Province, North Korea, is one of a few key new tourism projects developed by the heavily-sanctioned state. Photo: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP The Yangdok Hot Spring Cultural Recreation Center, in South Pyongan Province, North Korea, is one of a few key new tourism projects developed by the heavily-sanctioned state. Photo: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP
The Yangdok Hot Spring Cultural Recreation Center, in South Pyongan Province, North Korea, is one of a few key new tourism projects developed by the heavily-sanctioned state. Photo: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP
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