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North Korea Launches Tourism Website, Citing 'Growing Interest'

The dictatorship of North Korea, known for its paranoia, closed borders, and human rights violations, has launched a new website to promote tourism.

North Korea launched a tourism website on Monday, despite a currently active travel ban on international visitors over Ebola fears.

The site,, showcases local attractions and customers. There are the pyramid-shaped water parks, children in traditional dress, and statues of dictator Kim Jong-Un to visit. The site also features pictures of indigenous flowers, birds, dogs, and, under the news section, photos of short-range missiles.

The state media for the dictatorship said it started the site to "satisfy growing interest and expectation," according to a report in the South Korean Yonhap News.