Driving Directions North Korea
North Korea is located in eastern Asia and occupies the northern half of the Korean Peninsula. The Yalu and Tumen rivers form its northern border with China and Russia. The Korean Bay, which is an extension of the Yellow Sea, lies to the west with the Sea of Japan to the east.
The Republic of Korea, formerly South Korea, occupies the southern part of the peninsula and is separated from the north by a buffer, demilitarised zone.
Mountains are the dominant topographical feature of North Korea, occupying the whole of the northern part of the country and extending southwards in broadband beside the coast of the Sea of Japan.