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Tourists to DPRK Are Expected to Rise This Year
Pyongyang, February 27 (KCNA) -- The number of foreign tourists to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is expected to increase this year amid the growing worldwide interest in the country, which successfully carried out its peaceful satellite launch and underground nuclear test in recent months.

In particular, the arrivals will be on rise from European countries, including Germany, UK and the Netherlands.

The figure of applicants for tourism in the DPRK by plane has already exceeded last year's twice while that of those for tourism by bicycle increased sharply as compared with last year's.

International railway service has been improved and regular and non-regular flights from various regions will be available.

Mini-golf playing in the Rungna People's Pleasure Park in Pyongyang will be one of attractions this year.

Attractive destinations are Mts. Paektu, Chilbo and Kumgang and Ullim Falls, Songdowon and other scenic spots in the east coastal area of the country.

Tourism in the DPRK will help the tourists get a deep understanding of the history and culture of Korea and the mental spirit of the local people in the efforts for building a highly civilized socialist country.

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