25 Everyday Activities That Are Illegal In North Korea

Posted by , Updated on September 29, 2017


Have you ever wondered what happens behind the North Korean border? It’s one of the most secretive regimes in the world. However, thanks to defectors and spies, we have been able to get at least a small glimpse into daily life within the hermit kingdom of North Korea. These are 25 Everyday Activities That Are Illegal In North Korea.

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Dishonoring the Leader

Kim Jong UnSource: vice.com

Basically, don’t say anything bad about the President…ever.


Calling it North Korea

North KoreaSource: buzzfeed.com

Given that it sees itself as the only true Korea, the official name is Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. And that is the name you had better use while in the country.


Taking Pictures

picturesSource: indiatimes.com

This one applies primarily to tourists…you can’t just take pictures of whatever you want. There are a lot of things and places that are off limits.



DrivingSource: waitbutwhy.com

People aren’t allowed to move freely around the country. In fact, there is less than 1 car per 1000 people.



SarcasmSource: curiosity.com

According to defectors, sarcasm is not a thing in North Korea. Whatever you say is taken seriously…so be very careful.

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