Johannesburg: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is reportedly all set to transform the Democratic People’s Republic into a world-class tourist destination, starting with a luxury underwater hotel.

According to, the hotel concept is part of a development project for the region around Wonsan, on the country’s east coast.

The report says that Kim plans to make the industrial port city of Wonsan the gateway to a major beach resort development on the nearby Kalma Peninsula to lure international tourists.

Apart from an underwater hotel, the 1400ha development would also reportedly feature an amusement park and flower park.

The beach resort to be built at Wonsan, which is 200km from the North Korean capital Pyongyang, would cater to up to 100,000 visitors, the report adds.

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