Introduction

   As an inland area in the northern part of Korea, it comprises the revolutionary battle sites, revolutionary sites and scenic spots in Ryanggang Province with Mt. Paektu, the highest mountain in Korea, as its axis.

   The name of the province was derived from the fact that it lies at the juncture of the Amnok and Tuman rivers which find their way to the east and west seas, with Mt. Paektu as their watershed. As a mountainous area, the province is situated high above the sea.

   Mt. Paektu area is a historic place where President Kim Il Sung commanded the sacred struggle against the Japanese imperialists to liberate Korea from their military rule, so preserved there are many revolutionary battle sites and revolutionary sites.

   In the area is the Paektusan Secret Camp where Chairman Kim Jong Il was born.

   Mt. Paektu area, mainly covered with thick primitive forests, has many magnificent and beautiful natural sceneries and wonders, including Lake Chon on Mt. Paektu and Rimyongsu Falls. It is inhibited by many rare animals, and various species of plants grow there. It is the coldest area and the difference of temperatures between summer and winter is the greatest in Korea. The average annual temperature in Lake Samji is 0.6 ℃ and the average annual precipitation is 550-1 440 mm.

   You can take a plane or a train to Mt. Paektu, but it is more recommended to take a flight, which will bring you there in an hour.

Tourist attractions

Rimyongsu Falls

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   It is located on the shore of Rimyongsu Stream, a tributary of the Amnok River.

   It originates from Lake Chon on the top of Mt. Paektu. It is a unique waterfall flowing from the holes in the middle of the cliff and cascading down its slopes. It is 6m high and 4m wide on average. It has five main water currents and tens of small cascades between them. Each current cascades down into many branches before forming a large current at the bottom.

   The waterfall presents beautiful sceneries in all seasons in good harmony with its surrounding forests.

   Its winter scene is breathtaking. The indented ice columns beneath the waterfall unfold exquisite scenery, with the fog around it forming a forest of frostworks.

   There stands a pavilion on the cliff of the waterfall.