The only way you can travel to North Korea are tourist circuits via China. There are many places and monuments that deserve attention - including the War Museum and the tomb of King Kongmin. Since December 2008, South Korea border is closed, so tourists need two visas. All foreigners are closely monitored - conversations, movements, their behavior is closely monitored, especially activities that appear to be linked with politics or religion. No tourist can not talk bad ruling regime or its ideology without paying the consequences. If testing of nuclear weapons, and capture and process American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling reasons not serious enough to keep you away from this country know that the two journalists were given a penalty of 12 years hard labor for "serious crimes against republic"!