LifestyleNorth Korea unveiled: Tourist's lens shows rare daily life snapshots

North Korea unveiled: Tourist's lens shows rare daily life snapshots

This is what life looks like in North Korea. A tourist took photos.
This is what life looks like in North Korea. A tourist took photos.
Images source: © TikTok | skinnhandske

12:08 PM EDT, July 7, 2024

A tourist visited North Korea and captured the daily life of its residents. The photos depict people at markets, on their way to work and school, beautiful landscapes, and unique city architecture. This is a rare opportunity to see what life looks like in one of the world's most mysterious and closed-off countries.

North Korea, one of the most mysterious and isolated countries in the world, still fascinates and intrigues outsiders. Information about this country is limited, and visiting it is practically impossible for most people.

This country is known for its authoritarian regime, led by the Kim dynasty, which has ruled since the end of World War II. International isolation, media control, and strict censorship are just some of its notable characteristics.

One tourist managed to get in. The photos from the trip were posted on TikTok. Over 5 million people have already viewed them.

North Korea through the tourist's lens

Photos taken during the extraordinary journey depict authentic scenes of daily life in North Korea. We can see people at markets selling and buying everyday items. Other images show residents on their way to work and school, traveling by bike or on foot, often along wide, tree-lined streets.

Many of the photographs also captured moments of family and social life. People gathered for dinners, sharing meals in restaurants. These images show that despite challenging conditions, life goes on usually, and people try to enjoy small moments of joy.

Daily life in North Korea. A tourist secretly took photos.
Daily life in North Korea. A tourist secretly took photos.© TikTok | skinnhandske
North Korea through the eyes of a tourist
North Korea through the eyes of a tourist© TikTok | skinnhandske

The photographs are snapshots of cities revealing North Korea's unique architecture and culture. Traditional buildings, well-maintained parks, and infrastructure elements create a unique picture of this isolated country. Exciting are the photos of monumental residential buildings and wide roadways.

Snapshots of Life in North Korea
Snapshots of Life in North Korea© TikTok | skinnhandske

North Korea is about cities and infrastructure and its beautiful natural landscapes — rivers, trees, shrubs, and flowers. Local views reveal the natural beauty of a country that is often associated mainly with politics and the military.

This is what North Korea looks like. A tourist took the photos.
This is what North Korea looks like. A tourist took the photos.© TikTok | skinnhandske
A tourist photographs North Korea
A tourist photographs North Korea© TikTok | skinnhandske

Thanks to the photos posted on TikTok, we can better understand what life looks like behind North Korea's closed doors. Perhaps in this way, we can appreciate the universal human desires and aspirations that connect all of us, regardless of political boundaries.

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