Introduction

   It is a tourist region around Mt. Myohyang. Mt. Myohyang in the northwestern part of Korea is one of the six noted mountains in the country. It is 128 km in circumference and has an area of 375 square kilometres.

   Mt. Myohyang is said to have been so called because of its curious shape and the fragrance floating about it.

   It was also called Sosan because it is the highest and the most beautiful mountain in the western part of the country.

   There are chains of peaks including Piro Peak (1 909 m) and rocks with strange formations, mountain ridges and crystal-clear waterfalls.

   It is a home for over 1 120 species of plants, over 40 species of mammals and over 120 species of birds.

   President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il visited the mountain on many occasions. They pioneered mountaineering routes and devoted themselves to developing Mt. Myohyang as an excellent cultural and recreational resort for the working people and as a world-famous tourist centre.

   Mt. Myohyang is also famous for its numerous historical relics and remains which show the excellent architectural skills and brilliant culture of the Korean people, including the 1 000-year-long Pohyon Temple.

   There is no strong wind, and temperature is mild. The average annual temperature is 8.3℃ and the average annual precipitation is 1 342㎜.

   It is 150㎞ from Pyongyang to Mt.Myohyang.You can visit Mt. Myohyang by bus or by car along the Pyongyang-Hyangsan tourist road.

Tourist attractions