Krahun Kimchi Making
Krahun invites guests to come make kimchi in North Korea alongside locals! Known as gimjang (김장), North Koreans across the country take part in this age-old tradition to make kimchi for the long winter. Internationally recognized by UNESCO, the tradition of making kimchi is a significant cultural event in the country. Guests will not only get to make and eat fresh kimchi, they’ll also get to experience the special camaraderie of working alongside local North Koreans.
Found at virtually every meal and an important part of Korean culture, kimchi is a spicy pickled dish made of cabbage. Guests can join in every stage of the gimjang process, preparing the vegetables, pickling them and storing them in large clay jars. And guests will work hand in hand with North Koreans for the most authentic local experience available to outside guests.
Along with making kimchi, guests will also tour the Rason region, enjoying the sights and sounds of the area and combining traditional tourism with hands-on service. Guests can practice English with students at the local foreign language middle school, have a chance to explore the local scenery, including beaches, parks, and mountains, go shopping at the open-air market among a sea of locals, and more – guests will be able to experience a slice of real DPRK life.
Application Deadline: Mid-October
Off to North Korea!
Tuesday & Wednesday
Tours are guaranteed to run with a minimum of three people
Guest may also add a Chongjin-Mt. Chilbo leg or a Pyongyang leg to this tour. Please contact us for more information.