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The state too now affords Rajin with more importance than it may have had in the past; the bustling Rajin Market and showcase foreign-language school highlight that Pyongyang may not be completely closed to the idea of rolling out wider economic reforms. Basically they are not mass produced and sold. Apart from being the most influential Special Economic Zone of the country and a potential trade hot spot in northeast Asia, Rason is a natural home to seals. It's a pity that we are not allowed to take pictures here because the place is thriving, fascinating and packed with all kinds of goods and people. We have visited many orphanages in the DPRK over the years and have noticed a considerable improvement. Most of the JV in Rason involve Chinese or Russian companies. Last Updated January 2014The Kaesong Industrial Complex, via Wikimedia CommonsThis issue brief covers the history and recent upsurge of interest in special economic zones (SEZ) in the DPRK. They serve imported draught beer and have tables outside in the summer. © 2021 Bradt Guides. You can see China, Russia and the DPRK meeting in the picture above. Currently trains from Rason to Khasan are on specific dates. Rason is the main Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of North Korea. Rason Special Economic Zone sees production slowdown in wake of sanctions By Kim Song Il - 2018.11.12 12:22pm A photo of the Wonjong-ri International Market located near Wonjong-ri Customs House in Rason City. It therefore made a lot more sense for businesses in this area or those further inland which are still ever further away from Dalian to purchase their goods from Rason. Products here are either from China or local Korean ones. Views of Pipha Islet from the Bipagak Hotel. Being an autonomous capital of sorts, Rajin is slowly being upgraded and now has, by North Korean standards, a comparatively affluent air about it. 3 The plan would also mean that Rason would become a transportation hub for the countries in North East Asia, Wait, you can obtain a North Korean bank card? If you visit Pyongyang you may see thousands of people gather at the exhibition centre in the capital on major holidays, such as the birthdays of the leaders. It has attracted a lot of foreign investment and used as an experimental area.. KTG are experts in trips to North Korea. This eventually saw all tourism banned and all other visitors required to spend 21 days in quarantine. This is the only bank in the DPRK where non-Koreans can open a bank card and obtain Korean Won. KTG's Ranhyang, a Chinese Korean from Yanbian, trying some food at the Rason Taehung Trading Corporation. There are several casinos in Rason but this is without any doubt the king of them all. Rason, in the far northeast of North Korea, is a Special Economic Zone which borders Russia, China, and the East Sea of Korea (Sea of Japan). Rason is famous for being the first, and largest, of North Korea’s special economic zones. The Rason Special Economic Zone is one of the most ambitious attempts by North Korea at limited economic reforms. On paper, Rason offered everything to seemingly keep all parties happy: a distance from Pyongyang; a rail link with Russia; an ice-free port; and a border with China’s Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture. The famous Mangyongbong ship, which was once harboured in Wonsan and was used between DPRK and Japan until 2006 is located here. Handy tip: like in the rest of the DPRK they do not accept any torn foreign bank notes and they do not accept old USD bills. Soldiers greeting locals at a military parade, Description & Pictures of Hotels in Pyongyang, We accept PayPal and credit/debit card payments. You can purchase one here for as little as 200 RMB (around 25 Euros) whereas in the capital it will be over 100 Euros! So the name itself may not sound too exciting, but this is a fish food processing factory which not only gives you the chance to see how this coastal factory operates, but you will be able to sample the local seafood and fish processed here which will be cooked for you on the spot! Locate in the far northeastern part of the country, this is where the DPRK flirts with economic reform. Rason, like Hong Kong, has, on paper, some form of semi-autonomy with different laws, rules, regulations, customs and visa requirements from the rest of the country which all, purportedly, make it more open for business with the outside world than the rest of the country. Authorities in cash-strapped North Korea are easing entry requirements for foreigners seeking access to a special economic zone (SEZ) in the country’s far northeast, with wait times for visas now reduced in the hope of attracting further investment, sources in the region say. There are several ways to access this corner of North Korea: On the Russian side it is possible to exit the DPRK via Khasan and then from there you can move to Vladivostok and fly to Pyongyang. The town develops from one year to the next as money, particularly from China, comes in. © Copyright 2008-2021 www.north-Korea-travel.com. For your "mainland" DPRK visa this can be handed to you in Beijing, Shenyang, Yanji or Vladivostok (if you are not obtaining it in your country of residence). Before mobile phones were launched nationwide for example they were used here. Quite a sight! A curious and attractive corner of a bizarre nation, where North Korea borders both China and Russia and the government is slowly trialling a more open economic system. After around 20 minutes we arrive at a point with rocks and full of seals. Several international businesses are based here and there is definitely a different feeling to this part of North Korea when compared to other areas of the country. We will be able to visit for example a local bank, the Golden Triangle Bank, and a private market where locals sell and buy goods. You will also be able to enjoy a bird's eye view of where DPRK, China and Russia meet. All in all, this park is great to just relax and have a stroll after a busy day in Rajin and Sonbong. This curious corner of an already bizarre nation came into existence in 1991 when Pyongyang, in reaction to the economic reforms that were taking place in China, decided to flirt with trials of a more openfinancial system. A unique region where Chinese, Korean and Russian cultures meet. The Chinese area that borders Rason is the Korean autonomous region in Jilin province called Yanbian in Chinese (Yongbyon in Korean); a mishmash of Chinese and Korean culture merged into one. Rason is the first and largest Special Economic Zone in North Korea. The DPRK is shown on the right side of the image, China on the left and Russia in the background. Probably not something you expect to do when going to North Korea. A wide assortment of fresh fish and seafood; from giant crabs to juicy prawns, you can pick and choose and for a low fee have a local chef at the restaurant cook what you purchased for dinner. He looked at Mr. Kim straight in the eye and said "Mr. Kim, I hear a lot on the news that people are very poor in Korea and that they cannot buy anything. It is common to see children having fun and skating in the park. It is possible to go to one of the ports in Rajin. Yes, the minimum deposit is 25 RMB (around 3 Euros). While Rason may be rooted to its two namesake counties, both of which having a town of the same name, Sonbong is a lethargic underling compared with Rajin, which is the only town of real note. La zone économique spéciale de Rasŏn est une zone administrative spéciale de Corée du Nord créée en 1992, située à la zone frontalière chinoise (province de Jilin) et russe ( kraï du Primorié) entre le Tumen et la mer du Japon . More of a town than the city it strives to be, central Rajin is quite walkable, although you will likely be obliged to drive from point to point. One of the travellers could not believe that there were thousands of people buying goods nor the sheer amount of different goods that were being sold. Separated from the rest of the country, a country within a country almost (with a border fence to prove it), Rason opened for investment. Since 1996, Rason has allowed certain trade from foreign investment to help boost the national economy. Visit a local farmer's home which has been visited by the leadership of the country. The locals told me the Russian Ruble … Flights from Vladivostok to Pyongyang are on Fridays and Mondays but these schedules vary so please contact us beforehand if interested in any of these options. A monument for Admiral Ri Sun Sin, the famous general who devised the turtle battle ships, is located here. You will be asked to enter a 4 digit pin and voilà the card is yours. Please click on North that the geostrategic location of the Rason Special Economic Zone can help the Changjitu Project achieve a 19% growth rate and create an output of over $200 billion by 2020. KTG splashing out on a fancy advertisement in North Korea! Also located by Pipha islet, this area breeds, as you may have guessed, Salmon. The name Rason comes from a combination of the names of Rajin city and Sonbong county. You will be able to see the kindergarten facilities and at the end the children usually put on a show for visitors. For over twenty years, North Korea has periodically attempted to bolster its economy through the creation of SEZs, starting with the establishment of the Rason Special Economic Zone in the far … The Epoch Times has recently obtained internal government documents from a trusted source that revealed more information about China’s financial and agricultural aid … You can obtain Korean won when going to the Kwangbok store in Pyongyang, in fact we regularly arrange a visit there, but you need to exchange it back when leaving the store. Apart from business and investment, the sea, fresh & cheap seafood and perhaps for one or two people the fact that there are several casinos in Rason, attract many Chinese travellers to the area. You can see the fish in different sizes. Entrance of the Flower Exhibition Centre in Rason. Where President Kim Il Sung re-entered Korea after the Liberation from Japanese colonial rule. A newly renovated orphanage offering children excellent conditions. We hop on a boat at Pipha Islet and set off to sea, seagulls following us all the way! ICBM missile test on November 29, things are unlikely to get easier for traders involved with the country's Rason Special Economic Zone (SEZ). You will encounter many Chinese tourists here. The orphanage has a lot of educational material on the walls blended too with propaganda. Made up of two cities — Rajin and Sonbong — Rason is the North Koreans’ answer to having a unique economic zone away from Pyongyang, similar to how Shenzhen operates in relation to Beijing. Locate in the far northeastern part of the country, this is where the DPRK flirts with economic reform. Lee-Jay Cho and Glyn Ford during August 31—September 2, 2014 Following on from the conference, a small group of participants made a field trip to Yanji and Rason, to look at this critical area of Northeast Asia first hand. These include guide books on how to invest in Rason and the policies of the country regarding foreign investment in the area. We meet here before going to Rason North Korea and eat at the DPRK Ryugyong hotel, not the one in Pyongyang, Rajin North Korea and Sonbong tours | KTG® Tours | Travel to Rason, special economic zone located in Northeast DPRK. To get straight to the point: Rason is simply mind-boggling. Rason is located in a strategic commercial area; connecting the landlocked Northeast part of China, Russia, DPRK, South Korea and Japan altogether. Construction is booming in Rason, so you will see a lot of building and interior decoration material on sale just outside of the market. The 746km 2 Rason Special Economic Zone lies in the extreme northeast of … Please check our Youtube video below to have a glimpse: These joint ventures have been closed on our last few visits, but definitely worth a visit if you would like to see how a DPRK factory in a Special Economic Zone operates. Northeastern Chinese businesses far from the sea used to be major clients as it was cheaper for them to buy seafood from DPRK and have it transported to them vs buying more expensive seafood from other areas in China, have it transported frozen to them. We can now start our tours to Rason from Pyongyang or from Yanbian in China (more information below) or Pyongyang itself by train. They also have seafood here such as sea urchin and crabs. Rason Special Economic Zone July 26, 2018 Saving North Korea's Wetlands By Bryan Betts An economic development push could spell doom for some of … We offer trips to this peculiar area of the DPRK. Mr. Kim, please tell me the truth. A good analogy for the aim of Rason is to compare it with how things work in China and its Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau. Compte tenu de sa localisation privilégiée à la frontière entre trois États (la Corée du Nord , la Chine et la Russie ), la région de Rajin-Sŏnbong a obtenu le statut de zone économique spéciale pour attirer des investissements étrangers. The water here is unpolluted and crystal clear. It is between 42 08'-42 38'N and 130 07'-130 42'E.This location is in the easternmost end of the country, bordering Russiaand China. Please contact us for more information. All Rights Reserved. New Delhi 30 … Most books are in Chinese but they do have them in English too. Rason International Communications Building - This region is full of signs that it is a Special Economic Zone. Article détaillé : Zone économique spéciale de Rason. Rason. Yes, some business has come; the Russians have been trickling money into developing the rail infrastructure and the aforementioned ice-free ports, while China, Mongolia and others have dipped their toes into certain other waters, but most of the business is still small scale and speculative, with many of those who have decided to try their luck in Rason having political or ethnic ties to the DPRK. But this changed dramatically in September 2014 when I travelled to the Northeast and visited the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Rason (formerly referred to as Rajin-Sonbong). North Korea designated Rason as a special economic zone in 1991 with the aim of developing it into a regional transportation hub. Theoretically at least this means it is not under the same constraints as the rest of the DPRK and is more open to capitalist, market-socialist, or joint-venture enterprises. Taking travel seriously since 1974. Rason is home to some of North Korea’s finest lagoons, beaches and hills © Carl Meadows. The most popular currency is the US dollar, followed by the Euro Dollar, then the Chinese Renminbi. As you may know, these flowers were named after the Leaders of the DPRK. The twin cities of Rajin and Sonbong are situated in this area in the extreme far north of the country near the border with Russia. The drive from Rason to Yanji takes around 3 hours whereas going to Dalian, the other main option to obtaining fresh seafood takes over 11 hours non-stop. The district has been developed since Jang visited China in August 2012. Foreign speculators would be taking major risks by investing here, and the majority of the ‘businessmen’ that can be found here today would be called ‘traders’ by most. While many of these former communist nations went through an economic ‘hard landing’ in the 1990s, the DPRK, as with nearly all things, decided to try and usher in these much-needed changes under draconian controls. Ok, so what is there to see and do in Rason? We cannot take pictures at Rason Market itself unfortunately. It is impossible for you to be a VIP guest to all of them!". The goal of this section is to let you know about this remote DPRK region, the itineraries that can be arranged there and information on the surrounding region in China. You can get a DPRK national football team jersey in Pyongyang at the souvenir shop by the Arch of Triumph but it is not an official one. For many businesses it also meant that it was much fresher. In late October, 2014, the DPRK phased in a quarantine to prevent the spread of Ebola. Of course, little came. Is this is all fake and just a show for us?" Rason has its own center too where you can see how both flowers are cultivated and where seeds are sold (the cost is 20 RMB, around 2.50 Euros). Great chance to interact with the local students and teachers in English! The Rason Special Economic Zone in North Korea's North Hamgyong province is shown in an undated photo from an investment brochure. When you leave this huge market you will notice several warehouses and stores outside too where goods are sold too. Surprisingly though, there are some US companies too, though because of the travel ban imposed by the US their personnel cannot go there for the time being. With the gift of hindsight, we now know that the attempt at these reforms in the wake of communism’s global collapse was too little, too late: North Korea went through the hardest landing of all in the 1990s, decimating the country. Take from example Yanji in the Korean Autonomous Prefecture of Yanbian in Jilin Province, China. It is otherwise known as Rason SEZ (Rason Special Economic Zone). While three or so days is more than enough time for most visitors, the relaxed nature of the zone does allow for the possibility of longer leisurely trips – perhaps to soak up the summer sun or to focus on special interests, such as cycling and fishing. It also raised Rason city to the status of special city on January 4, 2010 and agreed with China on the issue of joint development and management of Rason Economic and Trade Zone and Hwanggumphyong-Wihwado Economic Zone in May 2010. In the background, the Chujin Tourism Hotel. An interesting, and quite random feature of the park is that there is a Czech Beer Bar. Travellers picking their food at the Taehung Rason Corporation. The 746 km2Rason Special Economic Zone is on the western side of the Tumen Riverin North Korea. to what Mr. Kim, in utter surprise, replied "You are VIP guests to me and to our travel company, but you see all these people buying and selling? The 746km2 Rason Special Economic Zone lies in the extreme northeast of the country, bordering China and Russia. Chilbo from Namyang, Rason Tour | KTG ® Tours | visit the special economic zone in North Korea Rajin and Sonbong at a low cost budget rate. Rason has plenty to offer to return visitors and those interested in the DPRK’s unique economy. Rason is the first and largest Special Economic Zone in North Korea. Football kits, electric fans, fresh seafood, bicycles, motorbikes, kayagums (traditional Korean instrument), fruit... you name it, this market has it! But now you bring us here to this busy market. So whereas you can obtain a North Korean football jersey it will be one belonging to no team, basically just used to have some fun. KTG® Tours | The Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture is located in Jilin province, Northeast China, bordering North Korea (DPRK) and Russia. Let's get to it! La Rason Special Economic Zone, pli frue nomita la Rajin-Sonbong Economic Special Zone, [1] estis establita en la fruaj 1990-aj jaroj fare de la nordkorea registaro proksime de Rason por antaÅ­enigi ekonomian kreskon tra eksterlanda investo. This is the only part of the country where tourists can visit public markets and use the local currency (DPRK Won) freely in shops, markets, restaurants and hotels throughout the region. Nothing like some fresh North Korean seafood with local North Korean beer to wash it down! This card is basically a cash card. The market has different departments, each selling products related to each other. I can count those few moments, when I did not feel like an isolated odd man out, on the fingers of my hands. On the border to Russia and China, it is one of North Korea's least visited areas, and more difficult to access than other areas in North Korea. At this point the towns of … Chinese goods tend to be more expensive. More than a year after construction began, the road from China to North Korea's special economic zone in Rason is paved. can be visited in the DPRK other than this Special Economic Zone of North Korea. Because Rason is a ‘Special Economic Zone’, you’ll find Chinese and Russians businessmen making transactions here. The counties of Rajin and Sonbong (the name Rason deriving from the ‘Ra’ of Rajin and ‘Son’ of Sonbong) were part of the economic basket case that was North Hamgyong until this special zone came into existence. It is handy to stop by here if you plan to go to the Rason market; an enormous market where you can pretty much buy anything, though foreign currency can be used there too. We can take a boat ride at Pipha Ilse and see some sealions in their natural environment. Situated next to Tumangang railway bridge, it is visited by Chairman Kim Il Sung when going to Russia. Discover this remote corner of the DPRK and Yanbian. Pyongyang to Rason with KTG - exploring the DPRK by train with locals. According to North Korean Economy Watch, the area is surrounded by a 56-kilometre (35 mi) long electrified fence. We actually took this from Fangchuan, near Hunchun city on the Chinese side. One of the local Rason guides, Mr. Kim, once told us that he was guiding some travellers from the US (this was before the US imposed a travel ban on its citizens from going to North Korea) through the market. The field visit to the Rason Special Economic Zone, Rajin-Sonbong, was organized by the NEAEF and the Delegation was led by Drs. Nevertheless, the paintings are beautiful and having a look around as well as seeing what messages they convey is a more than worthwhile experience. Well, this is something people usually ask about. The managers there have told us that the fishing and seafood industry has suffered a lot as a result of UN sanctions which do not allow the country to export these goods. The gallery is basically a store as you can purchase any of the paintings shown, except for any with the images of the leaders. You will see many local fishermen's boats there. In August 2012, North Korea and China’s Jirin provincial government launched a DPRK-China Rajin-Sonbong management committee for full-fledged development of the zone, according to the source. As global communism essentially collapsed and economic chaos was unleashed from the Baltic Sea to the Bering Strait and beyond, Pyongyang’s main trading partners fell, one by one, by the wayside. The train is full of people going to the eastern part of the DPRK and the far northeastern part as well as of workers going to Russia. A luxurious hotel located right by the seafront near Pipha Islet, it has anything you can ask for; deluxe rooms, fantastic sea views and the best indoor facilities in the region. Apart from the "standard" books you will find in other parts of North Korea you will encounter some peculiar books that you will not find in Pyongyang. Rason, North Korea’s Special Economic Zone located in the far Northeast of the country, is undergoing change at a pace unseen in its twenty-year existence. Staying here will allow you to enjoy a swim in the sea and we strongly recommend you to get up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise. While Rason strives to become a bustling hub of business in this self-proclaimed ‘Tuman Triangle’, where China, Russia and the DPRK meet along the Tuman River, it is, in reality, a sleepy and picturesque corner of the country, with some of North Korea’s best sandy beaches, photogenic lagoons and green hills, all of which can be visited with relative ease. There is information here regarding the Leader's visits to the neighbouring country. If it weren't for the portraits of the leaders, propaganda posters and lack of advertising for financial products, you would not guess that you were in the DPRK. Trips to Chongjin and the breathtaking Mount Chilbo, where you will be able to stay with a North Korean homestay, can also be arranged. Photo courtesy of Yonhap News UPDATED at … A curious and attractive corner of a bizarre nation, where North Korea borders both China and Russia and the government is slowly trialling a more open economic system. Rajin-Sonbong - follow KTG on our two day adventure in this special economic zone of North Korea called Rason bordering Russia & China. Right by the sea, it has a waterpark and is very popular amongst locals. These are truly impressive. The process is much quicker than in other countries. Rason Special Economic Zone is an area carved out of North Hamgyong Province in the far Northeast of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, bordering both China and Russia. Visit the trade fair and head further to Chongjin and Mt. Korean Language Summer Course in Pyongyang, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, Jilin, China | KTG® Travel guide, Yanji China | KTG® Tours | capital of the Korean Autonomous region, Yanbian, Rajin North Korea Tour | KTG® Tours | trip to Rason, 4 days tour, Rason Tour | KTG® Tours | short budget trip to Rajin and Sonbong in North Korea, Rajin-Sonbong - KTG - a Northeastern adventure in North Korea’s Special Economic Zone. The are… Rason was original founded as the Rajin-Sonbong Economic Special Zone in the mid 80’s although the ‘Law of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on the Rason Economic and Trade Zone’ was not formally put into place until 1993. Since 1979, China’s Special Economic Zones (SEZ) have been beckoning foreign investors to do business in China. We usually have some seafood in the area and can have a stroll around. Just to add to the uniqueness of this area, this area borders both China and Russia and it is possible for you to end your tour in either country! Korea Places of Interest page for more information on areas that You can see for instances sentences in English and science formulae hanging on the wall next to paintings of Korean people suffering during Japanese colonisation, a group of children and an old man having captured a US soldier or a group of Koreans burning to death while defending some trees which have the inscriptions of the leaders names. So you have a floor with food, another with clothes, a section with electric goods, instruments, etc. You can see the Imperial Hotel & Casino to the right of the islet. “Rason,” comprised of the two towns of Rajin and Sonbong, as well as their hinterlands, has been some form of economic zone since 1991. Rason Special Economic Zone. The name usually used for this area is the combination of the cities Rajin and Songbong i.e. Created after Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms were implemented in China in 1979, Special Economic Zones are areas where market-driven capitalist policies are implemented to entice foreign businesses to invest in China. It is the area of the DPRK where economic experimentation takes place and functions somewhat differently to the rest of the country. Rajin and Sonbong together make up a special economic zone created in the early 1990s to attract foreign investment in the DPRK and usually used as an "economic experimental area" in North Korea. It was very common to see North Korean seafood and fish, still alive, coming directly from Rason. You may stumble into Russian sailors, it is also common to see them in the market. Before mobile phones were launched nationwide for example they were used here. Please note that although this is a remote area of the DPRK that many Chinese tourists, especially from landlocked areas in the Dongbei (northeast) region of China go to Rason. The atmosphere is different here, somewhat more relaxed, and the different setup for tourists makes a visit to Rason of particular interest to those who may have already been to North Korea and want to see an alternative version of how things could be. Visiting educational facilities in DPRK gives one a great insight into what values are taught to North Koreans. A beautiful part of Rason, this islet is connected to the "mainland" by a narrow stretch of land. Accordingly, Rajin is the logical base for exploring the region, as any corner of Rason can be visited from here on a day trip. That Rason appears much like other parts of North Korea stands in stark contrast to the Special Economic Zone at Kaesong, near the South Korean border. Beer and have a stroll around town develops from one year to the Hotel! 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