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Bill Bostock

Here's Kim Jong Un posing for photographs at a North Korean spa

Kim Jong Un posed crosslegged for a photoshoot on the edge of a hot tub during a visit to North Korea's brand new spa town and tourist attraction.

Kim recently visited the under-construction Yangdok Country Hot Spring Resort, and found it "refreshing and reviving," Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Oct. 25, 2019.

Here are the photos.


Kim Jong Un recently visited the Yangdok County Hot Spring Resort in North Korea, due for completion in December.

Kim Jong Un visits the Yangdok County Hot Spring Resort, North Korea, released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on Oct. 23, 2019.

(KCNA)

The resort is to be a "a complex for spa medical treatment and a sports, culture and recreation ground for the promotion of the people's health," North Korea's state news agency KCNA said.

Kim Jong Un boiling eggs at North Korea's new Yangdok County Hot Spring Resort.

(KCNA)

Kim said Yangdok is "perfect match for the geographic characteristics and natural environment of the area," KCNA reported.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Yangdok County Hot Spring Resort, North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on Oct. 23, 2019.

(KCNA)

Kim also used his visit to slam South Korean facilities at resort on Mount Kumgang as "backward" and "hotchpotch," saying they should tear it down, Reuters reported.

Kim said North Korea's new spa contrasts starkly with that of South Korea's "architecture of capitalist businesses targeting profit-making from roughly built buildings."

Kim added the spa's purpose will be to serve "as a curative and recuperative complex."

Kim Jong Un posing on the side of a hot tub at North Korea's new Yangdok County Hot Spring Resort.

(KCNA)

Kim's sister and advisor Kim Yo Jong was also on the visit.

Kim took in the view, while officials took notes.

Kim Jong Un at North Korea's new Yangdok County Hot Spring Resort.

(KCNA)

Kim last visited in late August 2019, with KCNA reporting he was happy with the progress on his latest visit.

Kim at the Yangdok resort.

(KCNA)

Here's an aerial photo of the resort.

The Yangdok County Hot Spring Resort.

(KCNA)

NK News reported that Kim was previously unhappy with, and criticized, the status of work on the project, "lamenting during an August 2018 visit that it had 'no excellent health complex that has been built properly in terms of sanitation and cultured practice as befitting recreational and recuperative facilities'."

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