16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Amusement Park

Kaeson Park is North Korea’s equivalent of Disney World and dates back to 1984. It offers ten or so roller coaster rides, providing a rare situation in which the government actually encour¬ages leisure and enjoyment. However, the rides are said to cost more than half an average monthly salary which clearly puts them beyond the reach of most of the local population. Note: It has been reported that in order to ensure safety, the rusted roller coasters are regularly tested by local farmers.

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Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: North Korea
Copyright: © Nathalie Montagu Daoust