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Old June 20th, 2007, 10:55 AM   #1781
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Shenzen is most improved IMO:
Hey it's our next door neighbour but yes they have improved alot
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Old June 20th, 2007, 11:03 AM   #1782
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If you look at it, even Pyongyang is also skyscraper dense though it's smaller compared to Seoul's scale. But I did notice the amount of public housing estates around Seoul.
But Pyongyang doesn't come close to Seoul's population. Seoul's 10+ million people translates into quite a lot of skyscraper residentials.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 11:06 AM   #1783
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Although Shenzhen rose from rice paddies to skyscrapers, I think Shanghai's building boom is bigger even though there were a lot of buildings to start. Shanghai even had to halt supertall construction at one time because the water table was dropping too quickly and the city was sinking. Shenzhen didn't come close to seeing that even with the boom over the last 20 years.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 06:24 PM   #1784
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Old June 21st, 2007, 06:25 AM   #1785
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But Pyongyang doesn't come close to Seoul's population. Seoul's 10+ million people translates into quite a lot of skyscraper residentials.
Pyongyang is less populated than Seoul but the city still has alot of high-rise residential.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 07:15 AM   #1786
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Pyongyang is less populated than Seoul but the city still has alot of high-rise residential.
How do they stack up against much larger population centres such as Seoul and Shanghai?
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Old June 21st, 2007, 08:58 AM   #1787
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How do they stack up against much larger population centres such as Seoul and Shanghai?
It's more of a question if people live in these commieblocks or if there are signs of habitation.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 09:20 AM   #1788
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It's more of a question if people live in these commieblocks or if there are signs of habitation.
There have even been reports that some of these buildings have features painted on them to make them seem real.
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There have even been reports that some of these buildings have features painted on them to make them seem real.
It's a mystery. Foreign tourists visiting Pyongyang are not allowed to roam outside The Koryo Hotel nor are allowed to roam outside the city streets or enter these towers.

Just like these buildings.

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Old June 21st, 2007, 09:46 AM   #1790
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It's a mystery. Foreign tourists visiting Pyongyang are not allowed to roam outside The Koryo Hotel nor are allowed to roam outside the city streets or enter these towers.

Just like these buildings.
Foreign tourists are allowed to venture beyond the hotel, but they need to be escorted. In fact, here in Hong Kong I see tours of North Korea that include a whole array of attractions in Pyongyang.
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I want to go try and visit Pyongyang.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 06:05 AM   #1792
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Foreign tourists are allowed to venture beyond the hotel, but they need to be escorted. In fact, here in Hong Kong I see tours of North Korea that include a whole array of attractions in Pyongyang.
Thats the thing, they can go out but they need an escort. That means they are restricted to certain places in the city.

Again, I have never heard of any documents of foreign tourists entering any of these flats.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 06:45 AM   #1793
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Thats the thing, they can go out but they need an escort. That means they are restricted to certain places in the city.

Again, I have never heard of any documents of foreign tourists entering any of these flats.
I was addressing your previous posts that foreign tourists are not allowed to roam outside, which is not the case.
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It's a mystery. Foreign tourists visiting Pyongyang are not allowed to roam outside The Koryo Hotel nor are allowed to roam outside the city streets or enter these towers.
There have been news reports showing North Korean homes, which is a flashback to the past.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 08:07 AM   #1794
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I was addressing your previous posts that foreign tourists are not allowed to roam outside, which is not the case.


There have been news reports showing North Korean homes, which is a flashback to the past.
There have been promotions of visiting DPRK in HK but I think only certain nationalities can visit.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 09:32 AM   #1795
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There have been promotions of visiting DPRK in HK but I think only certain nationalities can visit.
Just like any country in the world, North Korea imposes restrictions on who can enter their borders. However, they're not as restrictive as you may think. With the proper tour booking, even Americans stay visit despite the fact that they're still technically at war with the US. Koryo Tours offers tours to Americans.
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Old June 24th, 2007, 03:57 AM   #1796
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I want to go try and visit Pyongyang.
haha...never thought about it . and never be!
so...tourist can't roam around city by themselves?...hah...i guess the city is actually empty, just like the propagation village at DMZ border...
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