North Korea Welcomes the Youth of the World to International Children's Camp

By Gary Cutlack on at

You might think a North Korean youth camp would concentrate on making them sit in a factory for a fortnight reverse-engineering iPhones and 1970s Russian military equipment, but no. Video games, talent shows and genuine fun awaits the locals and overseas visitors to the Songdowon International Children's Camp.

The camp's based on the North Korean coast, and has been open for around 30 years. It's reopened this week and, with an eye on lucrative tourist income, the regime is making a new effort to stress the "international" in International Children's Camp and welcome overseas visitors. Around $270 (£160) plus the cost of actually getting there could bag your child eight days of fun on the North Korean holiday coast. [Mashable]

Image credit: Wong Maye-E, AP