Photo: The Monsoon Diaries
The tallest occupied building in North Korea, the Yanggakdo Hotel, towers over Pyonghang, harboring a secret.The fifth floor is missing from the elevator panel, and while it can be accessed by stairs, it’s off-limits to hotel guests.
The restriction didn’t keep Calvin Sun from venturing into the forbidden floor with the video camera he smuggled through customs. “I had a FlipHD and told them it was my 2nd music player. It worked,” he wrote on his travel blog Monsoon Diaries.
Over four trips during his two-night stay, Sun and his companions found their way to the fifth floor and posted what they found.
The unlisted level is likely a communications compound where Party members monitor hotel rooms via video and phone taps, but alternate theories abound.
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