North Korea Has a Futuristic New Airport It Thinks Will Lure Tourists

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  1. uggboy
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    That is an architect's rendering I think :rolleyes:
     
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    its really awesome airport, its architecture is beautiful.
     
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    Were it not for the lack of electricity and the fact that nobody wants to actually vacation there, I can totally see this happening.
     
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    Here is the actual airport they ended up building: :p
    [​IMG]
     
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    The demand to visit "the secret and unavailable" country could be bigger than we might think. Just a hunch.
     
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    State of the Art? :confused:
     
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    Indeed, seeing the rendering, it looks beautiful, that's undeniable.
     
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    Yes, it's the rendering of their proposed new airport, overall, it's a beautiful design, will it ever really be built? That's another question, especially it's in North Korea.
     
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    Same as with Cuba, which seems an incredible influx of tourists from Europe and other countries.

    But you know it takes more than a nice airport to lure in the tourist dollars. If anything, Ciudad Real / Don Quijote is a perfect example of what not to do... you can hope, plan and spend all you want, but there's still a good chance that it will just turn into a ghost town.
     
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    But, why not? There are perks not available elsewhere, such as being eligible to win a free extended vacation in a nearby camp for rehabilitation of capitalist pigs or in an eco-resort for foreign spies. Every tourist is automatically entered upon arrival, like this lucky guy: http://reut.rs/17XYvVU.
     
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    Of course it is. Where would they find so many cars for an actual photograph?
     
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    That rendering is completely unbelievable. When has anyone seen 13 cars in one picture of North Korea. :p
     
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    Isn't all advertising unbelievable?
     
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    That & the little fact that tourists will also want food, which isn't readily available in NK!:(
     
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    13 cars & 15 planes - I call that overly optimistic!:D
     
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    16 planes; 4 on runway/taxiway and 12 at the terminals. ;) (But we can photoshop one out if you prefer!)
     
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    From the Kim Il Sung International Airport food court:
     
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    Photoshop in some from SK & I'll be impressed!:p
     
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    Sure!
    korean air.jpg
    airport.jpg
    747 gear.jpg
    NKairport.png

    And once again we find North Korea only talks big!
     
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    Nothing says state-of-the-art like an artist's rendering showing a B737-200 at a "futuristic" airport:



    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm sure the Pyongyang-Havana

    and

    Pyongyang-Caracas routes will be quite popular.
     
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    And shuttle service to the awesome Ryugyong Hotel. :)
     
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    Dude, I thought the EXACT same thing!
     
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