The North Korean won or Democratic People's Republic of Korea won is the official currency of North Korea. It is subdivided into 100 chon. The won is issued by the Central Bank of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, based in the capital city, Pyongyang.
North Korea duty free: You must declare items such as cameras and MP3 players at the border. Mobile phones and video recorders may be confiscated upon entry and returned when you leave.
Banned Imports: Arms, drugs and pornography. It is inadvisable to bring books about North Korea printed in the West or South Korea.