Google Maps: A secret peek can be seen of North Korea thanks to it’s border with Russi
Google Maps, created in 2005, has mapped most parts of the world over the years.
Some countries still prohibit the use of the famous 360-degree cameras.
One of these countries is North Korea, one of the most secretive, totalitarian states in the world.
Thankfully, due to a shared border with Russia, a small part of it can be spotted.
Google Maps: What appears to be a watch tower can be seen in North Korea from Russia
Russia, which allows the Google Maps cars to map the region, has a small road called Linenaya which goes across the border with North Korea.
Found by Business Insider, the small road comes close to what is called the Korea Russia Friendship Bridge, also known as the Druzhny Bridge.
This is the railroad that joins the two nations.
Thanks to this, some of North Korea can be spotted in the distance.
Google Maps: The Russia/North Korea border (circled left) and the Russian road (circled right)
A watch tower can be seen up ahead which is part of North Korea
As the car drives along the road, a watch tower can be seen up ahead which is part of North Korea.
The design is typical of Asian architecture, with tiered roofing, whilst another tower which resembles a control room can be seen to the left of it.
Bits of the Tumen River, which flows through North Korea, China and Russia can also be seen.
According to the Financial Times, people fleeing from North Korea have often tried to use this body of water to escape.
Google Maps: The Tumen River runs through North Korea, Russia as well as China
Sadly the view stops at the end of the road where a small house can be seen.
The photos, taken in 2013, may have changed since but offer an exciting peek into the mysteries of the state.
One location in the world was recently added to Google Maps for the first time in November 2017.
Using sheep with the 360-degree cameras, the Faroe Islands are now visible on Google Maps.