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Etiquette when in North Korea (DPRK)

Etiquette when in North Korea (DPRK)

It is advisable to show your respects to local norms when in North Korea (DPRK). When offering or accepting anything from the local people ( such as food, gifts etc., ) it is polite and customary to use both hands. Though it is not customary to give tips in Korea it is appreciated. We suggest small gifts for the guides and driver such as cigarettes, fruit, coffee or chocolates. Some provisions are also good for the train ride and to share on the bus while we’re on tour.

It is recommended to show a presentation of flowers when visiting the Mansudae Grand Monument.

The DPRK persues a unique social and political system, and should respect this. The local people extremely regard the eternal President Kim Il Sung and his son and present great General Kim Jong Il. If you have any outward criticism, sarcasm, or negative comments about the country, keep them yourself or be diplomatic in your approach. Go with the flow, putting up with the country’s idiosyncrasies, and saving any criticism you may have until you are back in your home country. By doing this, you will get the most out of your tour and have a far more pleasant and productive experience. It will do you and your guides no favours at all to start arguing and criticising; you will find yourselves out of favour and unable to get the best from the tour. If you express your real feelings, it will result in you losing the respect of your guides, or even being ejected from the country.