January 29th, 2013
12:48 AM ET

North Korea on Google Maps: Monuments, nuclear complex, gulags

Ever wondered how to drive from the center of Pyongyang, the showcase capital of North Korea, to Yongbyon, the location of the secretive regime's main nuclear complex?

Well, a recent update to Google Maps has the answer for you.

It has filled in the big, largely blank space that previously lay north of the well-mapped South Korea with streets, towns and landmarks.

Users curious to virtually explore one of the world's most reclusive states can zoom into the heart of Pyongyang and pull up photographs of the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, which houses the bodies of the revered former leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. NK dissident

    Everyone crap your hands.

    January 29, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO

    When can we get street view for area 51?

    January 29, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. rad666

    Looked at Google Earth for GITMO, but don't see it labeled, is it because it was shut down by Obama?

    He said in 2008, he would bring prisoners to America for trial.

    January 30, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |