THE first pictures have emerged showing inside Kim Jong-un’s booze-filled bulletproof train that he used to travel to China.
Pictures show the North Korean dictator chatting to Chinese officials on the train that transported him to Beijing yesterday.
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The train is said to be filled with food and expensive champagne designed to accommodate the tyrant’s lavish tastes.
The mysterious dark-green bullet-proof train – with yellow piping and tinted windows – was spotted rolling into the Chinese capital yesterday.
But a day after the train arrived, it is still unclear who exactly is on board and why.
Speculation is rife that Kim Jong-un was travelling to meet Chinese officials in order to prepare for peace talks with South Korea and the US.
From the little details publicly available, it was likely to be carrying an extensive entourage and plentiful supplies of food and booze.
It’s said that the Swiss-educated Kim Jong-un is particularly partial to Swiss cheese, Cristal champagne and Hennessy cognac.
Kim Jong-un’s father Kim Jong-il was rumoured to hate flying and used a very similar armoured train to take him around North Korea and on state visits to China, Russia and Eastern Europe.
Kim Jong-il was known to have lavish tastes and an appetite for opulent banquets, boozy parties and karaoke.
And getting on a train didn’t mean he had to leave all that behind – rare state news footage of the interiors shows that he had it decked out with plush seating and dark wood panelling to accommodate his playboy lifestyle.
According to an account by Konstantin Pulikovsky, a Russian official who travelled with Kim Jong-il to Moscow in 2001, the train was stacked with cases of Bordeaux and Beaujolais, which had been flown in from Paris especially.
Those on board could feast on fresh lobster and pork barbecue using silver chopsticks, while beautiful “lady conductors” serenaded the travellers.