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Pyongyang ASCOPE/PMESII Social Information Infrastructure Areas - 3 amusement parks (water parks, Dolphinarium, - 1 Horse riding club 20 min from city - 6 Recreation parks includes Youth Park - Zoo ( over 5,000 wild animals, comprising a total of 650 species, and covers an area of roughly one square kilometer) - A mass dance with thousands of people in the square for national holidays - Radio is the most commonly used broadcast media in North Korea - TV controlled by Propaganda and Agitation Dep. 4 television channels, all are state owned - Government prohibits the exercise of freedom of speech and the press - Irrigation network is poor in north Korea due to poor conditions of land. - ground water is the main resource of water but due to large spread droughts not always accessible. - North Korea claims to provide universal health care with a national medical service and health insurance system. Structures - Restaurant chain “Pyongyang” own by the government - 4 hotels for tourist, their bars and discos are empty but advertises karaoke nights, disco packed by Chinese tourist. - Travelers will not have the freedom to choose their own restaurant even the dish.

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