KIM Jong-un has had this water park built but only North Korea’s elite can visit due to the high entrance fee.

Israeli tourist Ariel Shalev took the pictures in Pyongyang.

 North Korea's elite water park covers 37 acres

CREDIT: Pen News/Ariel Shalev

North Korea’s elite water park covers 37 acres

He described how officials closely monitored foreigners throughout their visit – even in the changing rooms.

The 32-year-old lawyer said: “For me, the water park in Pyongyang was the best place to mingle with the locals.

“I talked with students inside the pool and it was very authentic talking.”

But he added all visitors were required to bow to a statue of former leader Kim Jong-il at the park’s entrance.

 The Munsu Water Park is in capital city Pyongyang

CREDIT: Pen News/Ariel Shalev

The Munsu Water Park is in capital city Pyongyang
 The park features slides, lazy rivers and a gym

CREDIT: Pen News/Ariel Shalev

The park features slides, lazy rivers and a gym
 Foreigners must be accompanied at all times - including the changing room

CREDIT: Pen News/Ariel Shalev

Foreigners must be accompanied at all times – including the changing room
 KIM Jong-un has had a water park built but only North Korea’s elite can visit due to the high entrance fee

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KIM Jong-un has had a water park built but only North Korea’s elite can visit due to the high entrance fee
 Entry to the park costs the equivalent of £7, but the average worker earns just £24 a week

CREDIT: Pen News/Ariel Shalev

Entry to the park costs the equivalent of £7, but the average worker earns just £24 a week
 The water park boasts inside and outside pools

CREDIT: Pen News/Ariel Shalev

The water park boasts inside and outside pools
 The park opened in November 2013

CREDIT: Pen News/Ariel Shalev

The park opened in November 2013
 These pictures were taken by an Israeli tourist

CREDIT: Pen News/Ariel Shalev

These pictures were taken by an Israeli tourist

The park has pools, slides and a gym over 37 acres.

A four-hour visit to the water park reportedly costs the equivalent of £7, while the average North Korean income is just £24 a week.



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