North Korea is presently one of the planet’s most talked about countries. However, despite its perception, there are only a few people who’d add it.
The controversial country, which borders with a slither of Russia and China, is shrouded in mystery due to the governments rules about who enters and exits the country. Thus, any images or footage is choreographed before release. So, when Singaporean Aram Pan, uploaded aerial footage from this country people were amazed.
But, his footage of “rdquo & the hermit kingdom; raised several alarming questions .
Pan was given permission to rsquo & film North Koreacapital city, Pyongyang, from the country’s government. “It’s a rare treat that a foreigner is permitted photography and filming over the skies of North Korea,” he wrote, when uploading the minute clip.
The colorful country that sprawled beneath captivated viewers, however they were disturbed. 1 notable question on their mind was, where are all those people? The vast town, complete with skyscrapers and highways, was desolate. Eerily empty, it resembled a forgotten ghost city that was long.
The wide roads were void of cars, whilst large areas lay bare. Skyscrapers loomed throughout the sky, looking hollow and uninhabited, whilst the plane jittered around high.
Pyongyang, that translates to “Peaceful Land” (oh, the irony), surely did appear silent. Instead, gray burst with the few cars peppered along the street.
On average 4,000 to 5,000 Western tourists visit North Korea annually; a tiny figure compared to other eastern Asian countries like Thailand, China or Japan. And that figure is set to decline further after Washington implemented a travel ban to North Korea after pupil Otto Warmbier’s passing.
After being shipped home in a coma, died in June. After being arrested for attempting to steal a propaganda poster was sentenced to 15 years in jail with hard labour.