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But luxury is a rarity in North Korea, where most people live in stark poverty.
However, a South Korean delegation recently got a look at an extravagant ski resort in the North Korean mountains built because North Korean lead Kim Jong Un had hoped his country would be able to collaborate on the Winter Olympics, set for February in PyeongChang, Newsweek reported.
The Masikryong, or Masik Pass, ski resort, includes one of the country’s most luxurious hotels. The hotel features a beauty salon, a swimming pool with waterfalls, a spa, and a bar that serves imported liquor and cappuccino, per Newsweek.
The multi-million-dollar resort is a few hours east of North Korean capital Pyongyang, and is situated in the Taehwa mountains at an altitude of 2,130 feet.
Work on the resort began soon after PyeongChang won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, and the complex was finished in 2013. North Korean officials reportedly hoped the resort could be used to host some Olympic events. In 2013, the South Korean organizing committee declined North Korea’s offer, calling it “unrealistic.”
Meanwhile, athletes from North and South Korea will march under a unified Korean flag in the opening ceremonies for the Olympics, Athletes from both countries will compete on a combined North/South women’s hockey team.
The moves are part of South Korean president Moon Jae-in’s attempts to improve relations with the North, USA Today reported.
But a South Korean poll showed that most people were opposed to the idea of a unified team. A survey by SBS television found that 73 percent of South Koreans opposed a combined hockey team. The disapproval rate was especially high among people in their 20s and 30s, at 82 percent.