The Bizarre Facts About North Korea

North Korea Has Its Own Timeline

North Koreans don’t follow the same timeline as Western countries. North Korea started its own calendar in 1912.

North Korea Has Bizarre Internet Rule

North Korea permits access to just 28 websites, effectively maintaining a controlled intranet rather than a full-fledged internet for its citizens.

North Korea Has The World’s Largest Stadium

Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, is home to the largest sports stadium in the world. The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium, or May Day Stadium, can hold up to 150,000 people.

North Korea Has A List Of Allowed Haircut

There are only 28 state-approved haircuts. Kim Jong Un decided not to include his own hairstyle in the restrictions, however, because he wanted to keep it unique.

North Korea Has Banned Blue Jeans

Kim Jong Un sees blue jeans as a symbol of US influence and in his ongoing battle against the dangers of American Imperialism, he decided to make it illegal for North Koreans to wear them. 

Only two countries have visa-free travel to North Korea.

Unless you’ve got a Malaysian or Singaporean passport, you’re going to have to apply for a visa to visit North Korea.

There are just four TV channels in North Korea

Media in North Korea is entirely state-run, which allows the government to control exactly what its citizens are exposed to.