WATCH: You Can Now Tour Pyongyang By Helicopter

By Ella Wong, November 26, 2015

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In a bid to attract more foreign visitors, the Hermit Kingdom has opened its skies to tourists, sanctioning the first ever sightseeing flights over Pyongyang.

Lasting 30-40 minutes, the helicopter tours are conducted in an aging Mil Mi-17 – a Soviet-era military transport helicopter – and take in views of the 105-story Ryugyong Hotel, the Taedong River, the Juche tower, a vegetable farm and the May Day stadium – the world's largest stadium, reports Reuters.

Agencies that take tourists to North Korea, such as Beijing-based Koryo Tours, offer the chopper tour for around USD200.

Check out the video from NBC News below:

For more on North Korean tourism, read our interviews with Koryo Tours’ Nick Bonner and Simon Cockerell.

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