Share this on:
 E-mail
21
VIEWS
0
COMMENTS
 
SHARES
About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view paratize84's profile
    Posted June 6, 2014 by
    paratize84
    Location
    Kaesong, North Korea
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Travel photo of the day

    More from paratize84

    North Korean Waterfall

     
    I visited North Korea on a day trip from Seoul back in 2008, when the border was open to limited tours of the city of Kaesong, just north of the DMZ. Security was especially high due to a tourist being shot the previous day at the Keumgang Mountain area in the eastern part of North Korea - the only other place open to tours direct from South Korea by bus at that time. But we made it through and back safe and sound. The contrast from modern-day Seoul just an hour or so away was striking. We saw some of the day-to-day life in the old city, but they didn't let us take photos of people on the streets, unfortunately. We were allowed to walk around freely at the mountainous region where this waterfall is located - about 25 minutes away from Kaesong. The waterfall is called Pakyon Falls, and it is supposedly one of the top 3 most famous waterfalls in the country. One good thing about North Korea is that the nature (at least in some parts) is relatively untouched and appears unpolluted.

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.

    Comments

    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story