Wednesday, 18 October 2017

A photographer has pulled off a world-first by recording a 360-degree video of the North Korean capital city

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Following the Taedong River, Aram Pan - flying in a microlight - captures colourful tower blocks and factories
Also visible in the video are the infamous Hotel of Doom, huge Kim Il-sung Square and the iconic Juche Tower
But the appropriately named Pan said despite his unprecedented access, he was still forced to delete material

By Iain Burns For Mailonline

PUBLISHED: 15:48 BST, 18 October 2017 | UPDATED: 21:03 BST, 18 October 2017







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A photographer has pulled off a world-first by recording a 360-degree video of the most secretive capital city in the world from a microlight.

In the spectacular video - which can be moved in any direction by the viewer with a cursor while it plays - Pyongyang's colourful apartment blocks, smoking chimneys and amazingly traffic-free roads can be seen below.

Following the Taedong River, which runs through the centre of the North Korean capital, the aircraft flies by most of the city's famous landmarks - including the pyramidal Ryugyong 'Hotel of Doom', Kim Il-sung Square and the Juche Tower.


In the spectacular production, Pyongyang's colourful apartment blocks, smoking chimneys and amazingly traffic-free roads can be seen below. Pictured: The Juche Tower, which is right on the Taedong River


Following the river, which runs through the centre of the North Korean capital, the aircraft flies by most of the city's famous landmarks


He was granted permission for the project by the state-run Korea International Travel Company and National Tourism Administration. But despite being given unprecedented access to photograph Pyongyang from above, he was still forced to delete about 10 per cent of his material. Pictured: Kim Il-sung Square, where rallies are often held in the city

The appropriately named Aram Pan managed the all-encompassing visual feat - first publicised by NKNews - after persuading authorities at the Stalinist state to allow him access.
He was granted permission for the project by the state-run Korea International Travel Company and National Tourism Administration.

But despite being given unprecedented freedom to photograph Pyongyang from above, he was still forced to delete about 10 per cent of his material.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4993154/Photographer-films-Pyongyang-microlight-360-video.html#ixzz4vv1nriox
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