Top 12 Places You’re NOT Allowed To Visit In The World [Room 39 North Korea]

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Think the world is your oyster? Think again! From top secret HQ’s to secretive underground train networks – we run through the Top 12 places you won’t be entering anytime soon for love nor money.

Room 39 North Korea


Based in North Korea, Room 39, also known as Bureau 39 is a secretive organization whose sole purpose is to find ways to obtain foreign currency for Kim Jong-un. Established in 1970, the organization has been described as the kingpin of North Korea’s so-called, ‘court economy’. Although very little has been published on Room 39, it’s believed that the organization has over 20 bank accounts in Switzerland and China and are used solely for the purpose of money laundering and other illegal transactions. It has also been reported that the organization is involved in drug smuggling and illicit weapon sales. What is known, is that the secretive group have over 130 trading companies under its jurisdiction which are controlled by Kim Jong-un. If you ever fancy popping over to North Korean and attempting to enter the organizations HQ, you need to head towards the Workers Party building in Pyongyang.