YPT are extremely pleased to announce our participation in the 12th annual Rason Trade Fair and Exhibition, the premier trade exhibition for domestic and foreign companies in the main Special Economic Zone of North Korea.
The Rason International Trade Fair delegation is far from restricted to people interested in doing business in North Korea, and is very much open to academics, or simply tourists that wish to see a part of North Korea that gets less than 100 annual foreign visitors.
Rason is located in the far North East of North Korea, which borders Russia and China. Definitely the less visited area of the DPRK and perhaps it’s status as an SEZ tends to make people question how “real” the DPRK it is. Whatever the reason may be, it’s become a true hidden gem of the DPRK.
In Rason it is not only possible to change Korean Won at the unofficial rates, but also the only place in North Korea where can visit the private markets. You may also apply for your very own DPRK debit card, mingle with students at the Foreign Language School, visit local factories, drop by joint ventures restaurants and more. A great trip for returners or for people who want to see the DPRK that most people never do.
Group A members start and finish the tour in Beijing, Group B members can start and finish the tour in Yanji – close to the DPRK border in the northeast of China.
Please note: Young Pioneer Tours are the only company taking a delegation to the Rason Trade Fair and Exhibition, and this will be our 7th year of taking part. This trip will be strictly capped at 9 participants, so early booking is recommended. Dates are tentative and subject to change according to the trade fair.
Saturday 20th August
Sunday 21st August
Monday 22nd August
Tuesday 23rd August
Wednesday 24th August
Thursday 25th August
Friday 26th August
• Twin share accommodation (single supplements are available for an extra 40 EUR per night).
• Train from Beijing to Yanji and Yanji to Beijing.
• All meals in the DPRK unless specified in the itinerary.
• Korean and western guides.
• Air-conditioned bus and driver.
• All entrances (unless otherwise stated).
• Extra drinks and souvenirs.
• Rason travel permit (50 EUR).
• Tips for Korean guides and driver.
• Meals in China.
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.