MASS GAMES 2013
Today, Koryo Tours received confirmation of the mass games dates for this year. They are scheduled to run from JULY 22nd to SEPTEMBER 9th. These dates incorporate two of the biggest holidays in the DPRK this year - the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War on 27th July (Victory Day) and the 65th anniversary of the founding of the DPRK on September 9th (National Day) .
Despite claims last year that 2012 would be the last ever Arirang-themed performance, it seems that this is not the case and this year the theme will again be Arirang but we expect to see new scenes added in to make it bigger and better than ever before.
We will be running tours throughout this period
and any tour visiting during this time will be able to see the games. The exact schedule has not yet been confirmed but our pa rtners expect it to be the same as last year with the 90-minute performance held 4 times per week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings - easy to fit into any tour schedule.
There is a chance that the mass games will be extended beyond the 9th September but we will not get confirmation of this until much nearer the time - we will of course keep you updated.
We have some more information on the Mass Games including the ticket prices and some clips of our award-winning documentary 'A State of Mind' online
TOURS STILL RUNNING
We have been receiving many enquiries about the status of our tours in light of the current tensions between the DPRK and the ROK/US. We are in regular contact with the British Embassy and our Korean colleagues in Pyongyang and of course the safety of our clients is paramount. This is not unlike previous situations of heightened rhetoric and we have been through quite a few in the last 20 years. We are therefore continuing to run tours unless otherwise advised or we decide it is not sensible to do so. We have our own staff and tourists travelling in and out of the country at this time and they all say it is 'normal' and as always one of the greatest travel experiences possible.