Open up the curtain with Fotopedia North Korea


Modern travelers have a unique opportunity – to open up the “iron curtain” and see how life in the most closed world country – North Korea – runs.

Pay your thanks to the developers from Fotonauts Inc, for it were they who created Fotopedia North Korea – a truly unique source of info about this mysterious country.

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The app is a collections of photos (currently there are averagely 1500) of daily life in DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), an interactive map of the country and also notes about the culture, customs and traditions of North Koreans. The author of shots – French photographer Eric Lafforgue – visited the country 4 times (in period of 2008 – 2010). By some inconceivable way he managed to avoid the authorities’ ban to shoot and now millions of users around the world can get credible info about the country and its residents.

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One can see the shots separately (info about the sights can be downloaded from Wikipedia) or in slide-show mode. All shots are grouped by categories for convenience. Search of photos is made with the help of an interactive map or tags displayed under each shot.

The shots you like can be added to Bookmarks (you can also make a list of your favourite shots), send them via e-mail or post in Twitter or Facebook.

The app is available in 9 languages, including English.

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  • user-friendly interface;
  • great amount of unique shots;
  • presence of reference info.


  • only for iOS.

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5 out of 5

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