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Kaesong

 
Kaesong Kaesong is located southeast of Pyongyang near the borderline and has a population of around 200,000 residents. However, around 800 years ago it had a population of around four times that. During that time it was the the fabulous capital of the Koryo Dynasty of Korean emperors. The Koryo Dynasty (918-1392 AD) successfully achieved the unfication of the Latter Three Kingdoms. King T'aejo laid the foundation of the dynasty that would last close to five hundred years. During that period of time Kaesong was a wealthy and sophisticated urban metropolis. For many years it was neglected and after three major wars the city was left in rubbles. However, there are still several Buddhist temples and museums in adequate cond...
 

Kuwolsan

 
Kuwolsan The Nine Moon Mountains are one of the most spectacular mountain peaks on the west coast of North Korea. They are located across the mouth of the majestic Taedong River. This rugged, mountanous region is covered with roads and hiking trails that provide access to two of the main mountain peaks. Along these trails you will encounter impressive waterfalls, natural hot springs, the walled remains of an old fortress, and several former shrines and hermitages. The Samsong Pleasure Ground, located south of the main peake is a main summer retreat for local Koreans. Further south is Woljongsa, an ancient, but partially reconstructed Buddhist Temple....
 

Pyongyang

 
Pyongyang North Korea owes its tribute to Kim Il Sung on nearly every corner, the main square, the university and the stadium are named after him. His sometimes larger-than-life figure accompanies you in your stay in North Korea and especially in Pyongyang. To get an impression of the old Korea try to see the Taedong and the Potong Gate. To relax go to Moranbong Park or to the more disney-like Taesongsan recreation ground with a monorail, a rollercoaster and candy floss. The city is built around the Taedong River. Two mid-river fountains are ranked as world's highest rising to a height of 150m (492ft). In Pyongyang you will find the greatest choice of hotels and restaurants of the whole country, but even this is not too...
 

Mangyongdae

 
Mangyongdae Mangyongdae, outside of Pyongyang, is Kim Jong Il's birthplace and treated rather like a Communist shrine. This location just like all other N Korean locations is controlled like a puppet by the Chinese authority, a communist country. It serves as a barrier from the western influenced S Korea, a progressive and highly literate nation. ...
 

 

 

 

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