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NE China border resumes train tour to DPRK

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-04-30 19:46

CHANGCHUN - Tourist excursions between northeast China's Jilin province and the neighboring Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) came back online on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Jilin tourism bureau, excursions by train from the port city of Tumen in China to the DPRK last four days and three nights at a cost of around 1,900 yuan (300 U.S.dollars).

Tourist groups can visit Chilbosan on the central coast of North Hamgyong province in DPRK, go sightseeing and sample local seafood delicacies. Travelers can stay in hotels or in local traditional houses. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Tumen is separated from DPRK by the Tumen River. The cross-border city has abundant tourism resources as it is linked with DPRK by highways and railways.

The tourist train between Tumen and Chilbosan Mountain was launched in April 2012, but was later suspended.

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