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Missiles aside: Kim Jong-un smiles big as he inaugurates N. Korea’s luxury ski resort (VIDEO)

Situated deep in North Korea’s highlands, an ultra-modern mountain resort opened its doors to local (and maybe foreign) visitors. If you consider spending your holidays there, be advised – Kim Jong-un massively approves of it.

The North Korean leader has abandoned affairs of the state for at least a day, visiting the hot springs and spa complex in Yangdok County east of Pyongyang. State media have filmed him cutting the ribbon and then peacefully watching people swim in several modern-looking pools.

Smiling big and wide, he cheerfully greeted the chilling swimmers (although it remains unclear if the water was warm enough to chill out).

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Giving out advice and assignments, Kim proceeded to a gallery overlooking a skiing route. He stopped short of testing the actual slopes, but a bunch of his military men were filmed putting their skis on.

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However, Kim did try the chair lift – probably to catch some breath-taking mountain views.

Known for overseeing most of the high-profile missile tests, Kim is also no stranger to other manly things. He recently travelled the sacred Mount Paektu on the back of a white horse, flanked by dozens of high-ranking military and party officials, likewise horse-mounted, sending social media into overdrive – and a guessing game of what the ritual might actually foreshadow.

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