DPRK opens Tongnim-jun to Chinese tourists
Updated: 2014-10-17 09:47
Tongnim-jun is in Sinuiju, an area which borders Northeast China's Liaoning province.
Under an agreement signed by tourist agencies of the two countries, Chinese group tourists can visit Tongnim-jun for two days from Dandong city in Liaoning.
The Dandong branch of the China International Travel Service has built a four-star hotel in the area with an investment of 30 million yuan ($4.88 million).
Chinese group tourists can visit a number of DPRK cities, including its capital Pyongyang, Rason, Namyang, Chongjin and Mount Kumgang, by bus or by train.
The two countries are considering opening self-drive tours for Chinese tourists from Dandong, according to You Zejun, head of the municipal tourism commission.
The DPRK is working to develop its burgeoning tourism sector. It has approved several new travel programs and simplified entry applications to woo Chinese tourists.
In April, a train service from Ji'an city of Jilin province was launched to link with Pyongyang, Kaesong and Panmunjom in the DPRK, making it the second city after Dandong with such services.