North Korea's Surreal Ski Resort
Masik Ryong is North Korea's new ski resort in Wonsan. It is part of Kim Jong-un's plan to make Wonsan "a tourist destination."
According to The Guardian, the ski resort "seems fairly well built" and "very much like a Chinese/European ski chalet."
It has "two main buildings, one with quite fancy, quality hotel rooms, a very nice pool and sauna, a communication room with internet for $6 an hour, and a 9th floor bar with a lovely view."
The resort also has an area for "work-teams" and "youth groups" who are expected to vacation there.
The Guardian reported that food prices at the resort were random--fruit juice for $2, pork ribs for $1.50, Tempura for 70 cents--and the cost of ski clothing was equally out of sync with market prices.
Construction of the resort was completed in mid-January, so the coming ski season will be Masik Ryong's first full season.
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