North Korean Cheerleaders Go Sightseeing In Gangneung
Jake Joo, Feb. 14, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
After a long day of supporting athletes at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Monday, some 229 North Korean cheerleaders took their first day off on Tuesday. They spent the day touring Gangneung, Gangwon Province. Their first destination was Gyeongpo Beach. Reporters shouted questions to them, but they were careful in their responses expressing bland sentiments of hope for Korean reunification.
Without ever breaking formation, the women enjoyed the view from a pathway off the beach.
The second stop was Ojukheon, where Chosun-era artist Shin Saimdang, whose face appears on the W50,000 banknote, lived and gave birth to a prominent Confucian scholar.
After a tour, they gathered in a square where a North Korean band performed a number of songs including "Arirang."
They are next scheduled to cheer for the inter-Korean women's ice hockey team at a match against Japan on Wednesday.