Pyongyang metro – ‘world’s deepest and most secretive subway system’

PYONGYANG, capital of Stalinistic North Korea, is home to the deepest metro in the world – 110 metres underground.  In a country known for its human rights violations and chronic food shortages, cash was found to build two subway lines completely underground.Tourists are usually allowed to visit only two spectacular stations – the rest are off limits.  The showplace stations are underground palaces, with high arched ceilings, marble pillars, chandeliers and mosaic murals on the history of North Korea.  Each station has a public toilet, and state radio programs are broadcast over loudspeakers.  Hours of operation are limited because of power shortages.  PHOTOS – Kristoferb, Wikipedia>

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