Sleepy port city focus of North Korea international tourism push

Where do you go in North Korea if you’re in the mood for a barbecue by the beach, maybe some pier-side fishing, or a dip in the ocean? For many North Korean vacationers, that place has long been the sleepy port city of Wonsan, which is now the focus of one of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s most talked-about pet projects - a campaign to transform the country into a haven for tourism. For now, most beachgoers in Wonsan are locals. But North Korea is targeting places like Wonsan for development projects - its new luxury ski resort at Masik Pass is just a short drive away - by creating special tourism zones across the country to accommodate foreign guests.