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Travel agents offer trips to N. Korea

FOUR local travel agencies have begun selling tour packages to North Korea, the Shanghai Tourism Administration said yesterday.

The four and five-day trips are available from July to September, and are open to groups of 10 or more people.

Online travel operator Ctrip said it has eight trips planned for July, most of which are already fully booked.

“It’s a journey to remind us of the collective life,” Chu Guofeng, 65, said about his upcoming trip.

“I want to take a walk on the bombed-out bridge over the Yalu River, and I also hope to see the countryside and urban construction of North Korea,” Chu said.

The bridge across the Yalu, which forms a natural boundary between China and North Korea, was a major target of the bombing raids by United States forces during the Korean War (1950-53).

In the past, there were few direct flights to Pyongyang in the summer, but now there are two per week from Pudong International Airport, each of which can accommodate 142 passengers.

Foreigners — except those from South Korea — can sign up for the trips as long as they book through the Shanghai outlet of Yanbian International Travel Agency.

However, they will be charged more than Chinese people, the agency said.

Prices start from 4,580 yuan (US$730) per person.


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