Inside condemned North Korean spook town

“The highway heading to Kumgang was built for a tourists and is still hermetic off all along by a high immature handle fence, so a internal people can not entrance a area and a traveller complex. A billboard usually before nearing says that Seoul is usually 64 km away.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

“The latest news about a review says that North Korea is perplexing to launch a new journey boat track joining Kumgang to Vladivostok, including a casino on board. Meanwhile, a comparison people from a North and South who distant in a 50’s die solemnly and have really few wish to accommodate any other one day.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

“Kumgang was also a place where hundreds of North and South Korean kin were assembly any other for a initial time in decades. Unauthorized contacts between people from north and south are particularly banned in both Koreas. Those meetings were a usually authorised approach for families distant by a separate of Korea to see any other after decades of separation.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

“The view is wonderful, with plateau peaks everywhere, and a hunger forest. A brief stop in Samil Lake shows implausible view with untried water.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

“ A pointer on a doorway that shows this residence has been seized by a north Korean government.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

“The categorical captivate is a supermarket, invested in by a Hong Kong company. Inside, it is surprisingly modern.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

“A billboard shows a formidable has it should have been if a corner try understanding would have go on…North Korea tries to find new investors though a charge is tough.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

“It looks like a avocation giveaway emporium in an airport, with lot of beauty products, gentle sofas and a outrageous plasma TV. But we are in North Korea: unexpected a male in a singlet comes out of a backstage doorway and a TV plays a fight promotion movie.”The Mount Kumgang traveller formidable in North Korea, nearby a DMZ. Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

“A few houses are seen along a road. My beam explains that they have been seized by a North Korean supervision when South Korea did not keep a commitments.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

Haegeumgang floating hotel. The 90 scale floating structure has trafficked over 13000 km to arrive in North Korea. Its strange plcae was in a Great Barrier Reef, afterwards it changed to Vietnam and in 2000 Hyundai motionless to use it for a Kumgang Tourism Project.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope Media/australscope

“When my North Korean guides spoke about Kumgang, their categorical seductiveness was about movement in a dedicated mountains. They like to pronounce about a “Diamond Mountains that are partial of a Korean history.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

“The emporium is filled with 10 North Korean smiling sellers who have zero to do.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

“A french traveller tries to know what a North Korean is offered to him. He was a initial caller for months she confessed.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

“According to my guide, all is operative as usual, even if there are no customers.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

“I ask for a toilets and I’m invited to go during a initial floor. we learn a code new coffee shop, totally abandoned, with pattern furniture, distant from a North Korean style. A seller has discreetly followed me and asks me to stop holding pics.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

“Bus stop to go to a hotel. Since 2008, Mount Kumgang formidable has became a spook town. My beam says that a whole formidable was built with North Korea funds.” (The photographer believes this to be false). Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

“Hyundai even built a glow hire in a complex…All a former footprints from a South Korean association have been deleted. In a conveyor hotel, a Samsung trademark has been dark by a thwart fasten that over time has started to carried off.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

“Hyundai paid a price of $1 billion to a North Korean supervision for 50 years of exclusivity. The cost of a 500-square kilometer formidable was $400 million, including hotels, a spa, a tourism office, a golf course, a supermarket, a clinic, tours in a mountain.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

“My beam asks a sellers to uncover all a South Korean products they sell though he is disappointed: in fact now many of a emporium usually sells internal North Korean product like ginger roots, or sugar as a understanding with a south is over. The accept euros as money.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

“My train arrives in a complex. First it looks like an hulk dull parking of a supermarket. There is nobody around, not even a soldier.” Picture: Eric Lafforgue/Exclusivepix Media/australscope

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