About North Korea
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, usually known as North Korea to differentiate it from neighboring South Korea, sits on the northern region of the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. Although a socialist state, the tourism industry is quickly growing with visitors intrigued by the country's isolationist culture, remote wilderness, and historic sites including the Koguryo Tombs Complex and the Koryo Dynasty Historic Sites. Much of North Korea's territory is steep mountains and narrow valleys. The country also has an extensive coastline on the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan.