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Shopping

Refer to some souvenir suggestions of ours as below. They are the most distinctive and available items in North Korea (DPRK) you should carry home.

1. Stamps and postcards: The stamp and postcard shop located opposite to the Koryo Hotel in Pyongyang is a good place for you to buy such items. Also, the Koryo Museum in Kaesong is the place you should not miss. Prices range from around EUR 0.5 for single stamps and to around EUR 10 for a collection.

Shopping in DPRK

Shopping in DPRK

2. Posters: Posters are sold in DPRK with a limited selection. The place with the best selection is the Foreign Languages Bookstore where they are listed around EUR 25-50 depending on the quality. You can purchase handpainted posters of Arirang at the May Day Stadium before and after a performance of the Mass Games.

3. T-shirts: With around Eur 15, you will get a T-shirt with the texts like ‘See you again in Pyongyang’ or ‘Arirang’. You can get one at the Wol Hyang Exhibition Centre near the Arch of Triumph and the gift shop at the Grand People’s Study House.

4. Books:
Most hotels you stay in have their small bookshops that serve the tourists who want to buy a book. However, we recommend The Foreign Languages Bookstore in Pyongyang which possesses the best and most wide-ranging selection of books. Prices range from EUR 5 to EUR 50 depending on the types of book.

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Books sold in DPRK

5. Films: The people in DPRK like films and you can buy the films (both produced in as well as praised about the DPRK) with English subtitles available at the Foreign Languages Bookstore, just around EUR 10 for a DVD.

6. Ceramics: The best place you can get the best ceremics products is at the Mansudae Art studio. The prices are not too expensive, just around EUR 5 a piece.

7. Ginseng: Most people who like travelling know about the ginseng from Korea Peninsula. The best place renowned for growing the best ginseng in the whole peninsula lies in Kaesong (DPRK). Prices vary but begin at approx EUR 30.

Ginseng sold in Pyongyang

Ginseng sold in Pyongyang