Both Kim Jong-un and his late father spent millions on luxury goods.
Kim Jong-il was well-known for his expensive love of cognac, but since assuming power, his son has spent more than $640 million on luxury cars–particularly by Mercedes–pianos, and a 1,000 seat movie theater for his cronies.
The Kim regime tried to entice South Koreans over to North Korea with a false village.
Kijong-dong was built right on the border of the demilitarized zone between South and North Korea and was intended to show how enviable the life of an average citizen was in North Korea. Aside from looking a little too drab for that purpose, the village's windows visibly have no glass in them, the electric lights are run on a timer and, most tellingly of all, the village has no permanent residents.
Occasionally maintenance workers are brought in to sweep the streets and make it look like Kijong-dong isn't a ghost town, but it's pretty obvious to observers that it is.
North Korea is home to the world's worst theme park.
Mangyongdae Funfair is a decrepit amusement park that the North Korean government refuses to close, despite its unappealing and unsafe conditions. Only the merry-go-round, the train ride and the roller coaster function, but foreign visitors are assured that they are regularly tested.
The problem is that they're tested by coerced local farmers, and citizens are rounded up and forced to attend the fair whenever visitors are around so it will seem busier than it is.
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