Fascinating photo book documents Pyongyang’s frozen-in-time accommodation options

Poolside bars, revolving restaurants, marbled lobbies and huge indoor swimming pools. These are standard features in posh Western hotels – and, it turns out, in North Korean hotels, too, as a fascinating new book reveals.

Hotels of Pyongyang, by author James Scullin and photographer Nicole Reed, takes readers inside the frozen-in-time, yet surprisingly glamorous, hotels of the hermit country’s capital city.

Extraordinary photos in the tome show how its hotels

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