20+ New Photos of North Korea Proving That It’s Still a Long Way to Big Changes

20+ New Photos of North Korea Proving That It’s Still a Long Way to Big Changes

Life in North Korea has been
changing within the last few years — there are more private enterprises
appearing in the country and the population got mobile phones, along with other
benefits of civilization that are common for the rest of the world. However,
it’s still too early to speak about significant changes since life outside
Pyongyang, where only a part of all of the citizens live, is not much different
from the life they had 10-20 years ago.
Bright Side collected some
photos taken in North Korea within the last 2 years and offers to see how
people in the second decade of the 21st century live there.

A house in the center of
Pyongyang decorated with sculptures traditional for modern North Korea

20+ New Photos of North Korea Proving That It’s Still a Long Way to Big Changes

An officer is watching people
waiting for the military parade dedicated to the Day of the Sun. The event is
celebrated on the 15th of April and is dedicated to the birth anniversary of
Kim Il-sung.

Pyongyang, April 2017. The
Tower of the Juche Ideology is located in the center of the city and is one of
the most illuminated objects in the whole country.



20+ New Photos of North Korea Proving That It’s Still a Long Way to Big Changes

Family life. A workweek in
North Korea lasts for 6 days and Sunday is a day off. Kids, as a rule, live in
kindergartens and schools and meet their parents on their day off.


North Hamgyong Province,
September 2017. Transport is a rare thing outside Pyongyang.

20+ New Photos of North Korea Proving That It’s Still a Long Way to Big Changes

The winner of the marathon
that took place in Pyongyang on April 9, 2017. He says that he wants to please
the leader of the country Kim Jong-un with his achievements in sports.
20+ New Photos of North Korea Proving That It’s Still a Long Way to Big Changes

The entrance of a zoo in
Pyongyang. The interesting thing is that dogs of home breeds are also kept in
the zoo. For example, in 2014, Yorkshire terriers were brought there too.

20+ New Photos of North Korea Proving That It’s Still a Long Way to Big Changes

A military parade on April 15,
2017. Despite the fact that the biggest part of the country’s budget is spent
on military needs, the shortage of funds is felt even during solemn events.
Footwear is given out to girls only for the parade and in order to prevent the
shoes from falling off, they are tied with laces.
20+ New Photos of North Korea Proving That It’s Still a Long Way to Big Changes

Women greeting the North
Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a military parade, April 15, 2017. Seeing the
“Brilliant Comrade” even at a large distance is the dream of almost every
resident of North Korea.

20+ New Photos of North Korea Proving That It’s Still a Long Way to Big Changes
Kids greeting a photographer

20+ New Photos of North Korea Proving That It’s Still a Long Way to Big Changes

Workers at rest. Taken from
the bus in the Korean countryside in April 2017. The official guide would
disapprove of this kind of photography.

20+ New Photos of North Korea Proving That It’s Still a Long Way to Big Changes

Fireworks dedicated to the Day
of the Sun; April 15, 2018

Night in Pyongyang, March
2018. It’s worth noting that the number of cars has increased on the roads of
the capital within the previous years.

20+ New Photos of North Korea Proving That It’s Still a Long Way to Big Changes

Schoolchildren at rest,
Pyongyang, May 2018
Mass dances dedicated to the
Day of the Sun, April 15, 2018

Workers filling in potholes on
the way to the DMZ in preparation for a visit from Kim Jong-un

Traffic on one of the central
streets of Pyongyang, March 3, 2018. Despite the presence of traffic lights,
traffic is controlled by regulating girls.

20+ New Photos of North Korea Proving That It’s Still a Long Way to Big Changes

A waterpark at Rungna People’s
Pleasure Park, June 2018

The residents of Pyongyang are
reading newspapers in the metro reporting about the meeting of Kim Jong-un and
Donald Trump. By the way, metro wagons were produced in Germany in the middle
of the 20th century and bought to North Korea in the 1990s.


20+ New Photos of North Korea Proving That It’s Still a Long Way to Big Changes

Silk manufacturing factory,
Pyongyang, August 21, 2018

Kids of the workers of the
silk factory sleep in the nursery opened at the factory.
What do you think about life
in North Korea? Please share your opinion with us in the comments!
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BRIGHTSIDE
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.