Paektu Cultural Exchange (PCE) is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to facilitating sustainable cooperation, cross-cultural exchanges, activities, trade, and investment between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and international organizations, businesses, and individuals to promote greater peace, friendship, and understanding.

Note: We are now negotiating some very unique delegations and trips to the DPRK (North Korea)

for 2018 & 2019 see below for more information. 


DPRK Programs, Trips & Delegations


2017


AUGUST 3rd to 8th 2017 | Table Tennis Engagement in North Korea: International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Challenge Series 2017: Pyongyang Open (6 Days / 5 Nights)

This exclusive Table Tennis Sports Engagement program is organized in cooperation with the DPRK Ministry of Sport, the Table Tennis Association of the DPRK, the ITTF and Paektu Cultural Exchange.  In addition to attending and participating in the ITTF’s Pyongyang Open 2017: Challenge Series (August 2nd to 6th 2017), we have special permission to train and participate in a number of interactive workshops, activities, and demonstrations involving amateur, professional and para-Olympic athletes from North Korea. The Pyongyang Open will feature the whole range of participant categories including men’s, women’s and mixed singles and doubles for both under and over 21 years of age. Table Tennis has gained a lot of attention and popularity in the country since DPRK’s 2013 gold medal win at the World Championships in France by Kim Jong-Won and Kim Hyok-Bong. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet, chat and play with the tournament’s champions. We will also visit the country’s top attractions and learn more about this unique and often misunderstood country. This is a rare opportunity considering the recent cancellation of the Judo World Junior Championships which was scheduled in Pyongyang, due to international pressure and sanctions.   This delegation is accompanied by PCE’s director Michael Spavor.

6 Days & 5 Nights from 1,490 Euro per person (Fly in – Train out)

CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS, THANK YOU!

Yanji | Quenhe/Wonjong | Rajin | Songbong | Pipha Island | Hunchon | Yanji


MORE INFORMATION    APPLY HERE     CONTACT US


AUGUST 4th to 9th 2017 | Exploring the Rason SEZ's International Trade Exhibition, Investment Opportunities & Economic Environments (6 Days / 5 Nights)

rason3This trade and investment development mission led by Michael Spavor explores the current economic environment and various business opportunities in NE China and the Rason Special Economic Zone in the DPRK. We will observe and participate in the 7th annual 2017 Rason International Trade Exhibition (RITE) located in the city of Rajin. During this delegation we will meet with foreign experts, DPR Korean, Chinese and Chinese-Korean business people, government officials, and attend seminars and meetings while experiencing this region’s unique character and charm. We will also enjoy some of the local Chinese, Chinese-Korean and DPR Korean unique cultural features and culinary specialties and learn more about the economics, politics, and history of this diverse region of the world located in what has been called the Tumen Triangle.

6 Days & 5 Nights from 1,290 Euro per person (Drive in – Drive out)

CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS, THANK YOU!

Yanji | Quenhe/Wonjong | Rajin | Songbong | Pipha Island | Hunchon | Yanji

 年的太阳节.pdf    MORE INFORMATION    APPLY HERE     CONTACT US


SEPTEMBER 22nd to 26th 2017 | 2017 Wonsan-Mt. Kumgang Seminar on Investment & 13th Pyongyang International Fall Trade Fair (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Join Paektu Cultural Exchange on a comprehensive trade and investment focused fact-finding trip to North Korea which includes factory visits, meetings, interactive workshops, a business to business matchmaking session, lectures and discussions with DPR Korean government officials, local businessmen, and stakeholders. Led by PCE Director, Michael Spavor, this will be a chance to explore DPR Korea’s current economic situation and current investment projects and trade opportunities in Pyongyang and the Wonsan-Kumgangsan Special Economic Zone. We will attend the opening ceremonies of the 13th Annual 2017 Pyongyang International Fall Trade Fair and meet with entrepreneurs who will showcase their “Made in DPRK” products and services. This visit is in cooperation with the Ministry of External Economic Affairs the Wonsan Development Corporation and is an exclusive Paektu Cultural Exchange project with proceeds supporting Project Samjiyon.

5 Days & 4 Nights from 1,490 Euro (Fly in – Fly or train out)

7 Day & 6 Night option available (Sept.  22nd to 28th), contact us for details

Application Deadline: August 31st, 2017 (Americans & Japanese before August 21st 11th)

Beijing | Pyongyang | Wonsan | Kumgangsan | Kalma Airport | Pyongyang | Pyongyang Trade Fair | Beijing


MORE INFORMATION     APPLY HERE     CONTACT US    Download PDF    年的太阳节.pdf


OCTOBER 1st to 9th 2017 | MADE IN DPRK: Exploring and Understanding North Korea’s Rural Markets, Manufacturing, and New Consumerism Trends (9 Days / 8 Nights)

OCTOBER 1st to 9th 2017 | Parts 1 & 2 – Full Delegation | MADE IN DPRK: Exploring and Understanding North Korea’s Rural Markets*, Manufacturing, and New Trends in Consumerism (9 Days / 8 Nights)

Paektu Cultural Exchange, in collaboration with its advisors and DPRK government partners, has designed this academic travel program called MADE IN DPRK to explore and understand North Korea’s rural markets, manufacturing, and new trends in consumerism. This program is targeting academics & professionals (but is open to all, except journalists) to experience first-hand, three dynamically different regions of the DPRK (Rason SEZ, North Hamgyong & Pyongyang) as well as China’s quickly developing northeastern Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture

We will visit factories, shops, and local markets to observe methods of production, manufacturing, distribution, and see trade and joint investments throughout the country. This trip aims, in part, to give visitors a firsthand look at the DPRK’s growing economy and its new consumers through direct observation of business enterprises, site inspections and face-to-face discussions with DPR Koreans, Chinese and other benefactors engaged in various economic activities. ✪  Accompanied by: Michael Spavor

9 Days & 8 Nights from 2,190 Euro per person (Drive in – Train out)

*Sinuiju Extension: On October 10, experience the Anniversary of the Worker’s Party of Korea (WPK) in Sinuiju

Application Deadline: September 18th, 2017 (Americans & Japanese before September 11th)

Yanji | Tumen | Rason (SEZ) | Chongjin | Chilbosan | Kyongsong | Orang | Pyongyang | Pyongsong | Pyongyang | Sinuiju | Dandong | Beijing


MORE INFORMATION    APPLY HERE     CONTACT US


OCTOBER 1st to 6th 2017 | Part 1 Only – NE DPRK & Yanbian | MADE IN DPRK: Exploring and Understanding North Korea’s Rural Markets*, Manufacturing, and New Trends in Consumerism (6 Days / 5 Nights)

Paektu Cultural Exchange, in collaboration with its advisors and DPRK government partners,  has designed this academic travel program called MADE IN DPRK to explore and understand North Korea’s rural markets, manufacturing, and new trends in consumerism. This program is targeting academics & professionals (but is open to all, except journalists) to experience first-handPyongyang the capital of the DPRK

We will visit factories, shops, and local markets to observe methods of production, manufacturing, distribution, and see trade and joint investments throughout the country. This trip aims, in part, to give visitors a firsthand look at the DPRK’s growing economy and its new consumers through direct observation of business enterprises, site inspections and face-to-face discussions with DPR Koreans, Chinese and other benefactors engaged in various economic activities. ✪  Accompanied by: Michael Spavor

6 Days & 5 Nights from 1,590 Euro per person (Drive in – Walk out)

Application Deadline: September 18th, 2017 (Americans & Japanese before September 11th)

Yanji | Tumen | Rason (SEZ) | Chongjin | Chilbosan | Kyongsong | Orang | Hoeryong | Namyang | Tumen | Yanji


MORE INFORMATION     APPLY HERE     CONTACT US


October 6th to 9th 2017 | Part 2 Only – Pyongyang & WPK Anniversary* | MADE IN DPRK: Exploring and Understanding North Korea’s Rural Markets*, Manufacturing, and New Trends in Consumerism  (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Paektu Cultural Exchange, in collaboration with its advisors and DPRK government partners,  has designed this academic travel program called MADE IN DPRK to explore and understand North Korea’s rural markets*, manufacturing, and new trends in consumerism. This program is targeting academics & professionals (but is open to all, except journalists) to experience first-handPyongyang the capital of the DPRK.

We will visit factories, shops, to observe methods of production, manufacturing, distribution, and see trade and joint investments throughout the country. This trip aims, in part, to give visitors a firsthand look at the DPRK’s growing economy and its new consumers through direct observation of business enterprises, site inspections and face-to-face discussions with DPR Koreans, Chinese and other benefactors engaged in various economic activities. ✪  Accompanied by: Michael Spavor

 

5 Days & 4 Nights from 1,490 Euro per person (Fly in – Train out)

*Sinuiju Extension: On October 10, experience the Anniversary of the Worker’s Party of Korea (WPK) in Sinuiju

Application Deadline: September 18th, 2017 (Americans & Japanese before September 11th)

Pyongyang | Pyongsong | Pyongyang | Sinuiju | Dandong | Beijing


MORE INFORMATION    APPLY HERE     CONTACT US


 

DECEMBER 28th 2017 to JANUARY 3rd 2018 | New Year's in Pyongyang & Masikryong Ski and Snowboard Delegation (7 Days / 6 Nights)

Join Paektu Cultural Exchange for a unique delegation which will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Kim Il Sung Square and visit Wonsan’s Masikyong Ski Resort for two days of skiing or snowboarding and winter fun.  The New Year’s in Pyongyang & Masikryong Ski and Snowboard Delegation is an opportunity to visit some new sights and attractions, have a great time and relax at a 5-star winter resort. Be the first to see a new anti-American and Japanese aggression and atrocities museum, visit Fujimoto Kenji’s new sushi restaurant and take part in Pyongyang New Year’s Ice Sculpture Festival. This delegation is in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the DPRK Ministry of Sport and other government level partners.

7 Days & 6 Nights from 1,690 Euro per person (Fly in – Train out)

Application Deadline: December 15th, 2017 (Americans & Japanese before December 1st)

Beijing | Pyongyang | Masik Ski Resort | Wonsan | Pyongyang | Sinuiju/Dandong | Beijing

 


APPLY HERE     CONTACT US



2018


APRIL 2018 | 2018 April Spring Friendship Art Festival (9 nights, 10 days)

Paektu Cultural Exchange is pleased to announce an exclusive delegation which will attend the 2018 DPRK April Spring Friendship Art Festival to be held in Pyongyang, North Korea. This festival has been held since 1982 and is designed to promote independence, peace, and friendship through various art performances and exchanges. Prior to departure, we will have a series of academic lectures from leading DPRK specialists to learn more about the DPRK in general but also about the significant role the Arts and Music play in Korean culture. Our delegation will have the opportunity to attend performances during the week-long event and take part in other festivities surrounding this annual festival. We will attend and witness the Day of the Sun celebrations, attend the Mass Dance, visit the Kimilsungilia Flower Festival, also tour the DPRK’s premier music university, art galleries and studios, historical restoration projects, the international gift museum in the Myohyang Mountains, UNESCO sites in Kaesong and a peek into South Korea from the DMZ. Delegates are provided with unique opportunities to experience modern and traditional performances from both Korean and foreign artists as well as participating in ‘hands on’ cultural exchange activities.

April 2018 | Exact dates TBA
9 nights, 10 days from 1,590 Euro per person (Fly in – Train out)

Application Deadline: March 2018 (Japanese before July 11th)

Beijing | Pyongyang | Myohyang Mountains | Kaesong/DMZ | Sariwon | Phyongwon County | Shinuiju/Dandong | Beijing


APPLY HERE     CONTACT US


MAY 2018 | 2018 Wonsan-Mt. Kumgang Seminar on Investment & 21st Pyongyang International Spring Trade Fair (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Join Paektu Cultural Exchange on a comprehensive trade and investment focused fact-finding trip to North Korea which includes factory visits, meetings, interactive workshops, a business to business matchmaking session, lectures and discussions with DPR Korean government officials, local businessmen, and stakeholders. Led by PCE Director, Michael Spavor, this will be a chance to explore DPR Korea’s current economic situation and current investment projects and trade opportunities in Pyongyang and the Wonsan-Kumgangsan Special Economic Zone. We will attend the opening ceremonies of the 21st Annual 2018 Pyongyang International Spring Trade Fair and meet with entrepreneurs who will showcase their “Made in DPRK” products and services. This visit is in cooperation with the Ministry of External Economic Affairs the Wonsan Development Corporation and is an exclusive Paektu Cultural Exchange project with proceeds supporting Project Samjiyon.

 

May 2018 | Exact dates TBA (See our previous 2017 program here)

5 Days & 4 Nights from 1,490 Euro (Fly in – Fly or train out)

7 Day & 6 Night option available (contact us for details)

Application Deadline: April 2018

Beijing | Pyongyang | Wonsan | Kumgangsan | Kalma Airport | Pyongyang | Pyongyang Trade Fair | Beijing


APPLY HERE     CONTACT US


JULY 2018 | MADE IN DPRK: Exploring and Understanding North Korea’s Rural Markets*, Manufacturing, and New Trends in Consumerism ( 5-9 Days)

Paektu Cultural Exchange, in collaboration with its advisors and DPRK government partners, has designed this academic travel program called MADE IN DPRK to explore and understand North Korea’s rural markets, manufacturing, and new trends in consumerism. This program is targeting academics & professionals (but is open to all, except journalists) to experience first-hand, three dynamically different regions of the DPRK (Rason SEZ, North Hamgyong & Pyongyang) as well as China’s quickly developing northeastern Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.

We will visit factories, shops, and local markets to observe methods of production, manufacturing, distribution, and see trade and joint investments throughout the country. This trip aims, in part, to give visitors a firsthand look at the DPRK’s growing economy and its new consumers through direct observation of business enterprises, site inspections and face-to-face discussions with DPR Koreans, Chinese and other benefactors engaged in various economic activities.

June 2018 | Exact dates TBA (See our previous 2017 program here)

5 Day / 7 Day & 9 Day  from 1,590 Euro per person (Drive in – Train out)

+ 1 Day Sinuiju Extension available

Application Deadline: May 2018 

Yanji | Tumen | Rason (SEZ) | Chongjin | Chilbosan | Kyongsong | Orang | Pyongyang | Pyongsong | Pyongyang | Sinuiju | Dandong | Beijing


 APPLY HERE     CONTACT US


AUGUST 2018 | Exploring the Rason SEZ's International Trade Exhibition, Investment Opportunities & Economic Environments (6 Days / 5 Nights)

This trade and investment development mission led by Michael Spavor explores the current economic environment and various business opportunities in NE China and the Rason Special Economic Zone in the DPRK. We will observe and participate in the 8th annual 2018 Rason International Trade Exhibition (RITE) located in the city of Rajin. During this delegation, we will meet with foreign experts, DPR Korean, Chinese and Chinese-Korean business people, government officials, and attend seminars and meetings while experiencing this region’s unique character and charm. We will also enjoy some of the local Chinese, Chinese-Korean and DPR Korean unique cultural features and culinary specialties and learn more about the economics, politics, and history of this diverse region of the world located in what has been called the Tumen Triangle.

August 2018 | Exact dates TBA (See our previous 2017 program here)

6 Days & 5 Nights from 1,290 Euro per person (Drive in – Drive out)

Application Deadline: July 2018

Yanji | Quenhe/Wonjong | Rajin | Songbong | Pipha Island | Hunchon | Yanji

 APPLY HERE     CONTACT US


SEPTEMBER 2018 | 2018 Wonsan-Mt. Kumgang Seminar on Investment & 14th Pyongyang International Fall Trade Fair (5 Days / 4 Nights)

Join Paektu Cultural Exchange on a comprehensive trade and investment focused fact-finding trip to North Korea which includes factory visits, meetings, interactive workshops, a business to business matchmaking session, lectures and discussions with DPR Korean government officials, local businessmen, and stakeholders. Led by PCE Director, Michael Spavor, this will be a chance to explore DPR Korea’s current economic situation and current investment projects and trade opportunities in Pyongyang and the Wonsan-Kumgangsan Special Economic Zone. We will attend the opening ceremonies of the 14th Annual 2018 Pyongyang International Fall Trade Fair and meet with entrepreneurs who will showcase their “Made in DPRK” products and services. This visit is in cooperation with the Ministry of External Economic Affairs the Wonsan Development Corporation and is an exclusive Paektu Cultural Exchange project with proceeds supporting Project Samjiyon.

September 2018 | Exact dates TBA (See our previous 2017 program here)

5 Days & 4 Nights from 1,490 Euro (Fly in – Fly or train out)

7 Day & 6 Night option available (contact us for details)

Application Deadline: Late August 2018

Beijing | Pyongyang | Wonsan | Kumgangsan | Kalma Airport | Pyongyang | Pyongyang Trade Fair | Beijing


APPLY HERE     CONTACT US


OCTOBER 2018 | MADE IN DPRK: Exploring and Understanding North Korea’s Rural Markets*, Manufacturing, and New Trends in Consumerism ( 5-9 Days)

Paektu Cultural Exchange, in collaboration with its advisors and DPRK government partners, has designed this academic travel program called MADE IN DPRK to explore and understand North Korea’s rural markets, manufacturing, and new trends in consumerism. This program is targeting academics & professionals (but is open to all, except journalists) to experience first-hand, three dynamically different regions of the DPRK (Rason SEZ, North Hamgyong & Pyongyang) as well as China’s quickly developing northeastern Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.

We will visit factories, shops, and local markets to observe methods of production, manufacturing, distribution, and see trade and joint investments throughout the country. This trip aims, in part, to give visitors a firsthand look at the DPRK’s growing economy and its new consumers through direct observation of business enterprises, site inspections and face-to-face discussions with DPR Koreans, Chinese and other benefactors engaged in various economic activities.

 

October 2018 | Exact dates TBA (See our previous 2017 program here)

5 Day / 7 Day & 9 Day  from 1,590 Euro per person (Drive in – Train out)

+ 1 Day Sinuiju Extension available

Application Deadline: September 2018 

Yanji | Tumen | Rason (SEZ) | Chongjin | Chilbosan | Kyongsong | Orang | Pyongyang | Pyongsong | Pyongyang | Sinuiju | Dandong | Beijing


 APPLY HERE     CONTACT US


DECEMBER 2018 to JANUARY 2019 | New Year's in Pyongyang & Masikryong Ski and Snowboard Delegation (7 Days / 6 Nights)

Join Paektu Cultural Exchange for a unique delegation which will celebrate New Year’s Eve in Kim Il Sung Square and visit Wonsan’s Masikyong Ski Resort for two days of skiing or snowboarding and winter fun.  The New Year’s in Pyongyang & Masikryong Ski and Snowboard Delegation is an opportunity to visit some new sights and attractions, have a great time and relax at a 5-star winter resort. Be the first to see a new anti-American and Japanese aggression and atrocities museum, visit Fujimoto Kenji’s new sushi restaurant and take part in Pyongyang New Year’s Ice Sculpture Festival. This delegation is in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the DPRK Ministry of Sport and other government level partners.

December 2018 – January 2019 | Exact dates TBA 

7 Days & 6 Nights from 1,690 Euro per person (Fly in – Train out)

+ 1 Day Sinuiju Extension available

Application Deadline: Early December 2018

Beijing | Pyongyang | Masik Ski Resort | Wonsan | Pyongyang | Sinuiju/Dandong | Beijing

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