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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   This waterfall is located in Rimyongsu-dong in the city of Samjiyon, Ryanggang Province.

   On average, it is 6m long and 4m wide. Many small waterfalls flow down between nine major ones. Forming fine sprays after hitting projected parts of the cliffs and then forming larger streams by merging one another, the water falls down into an artificial lake created by the Rimyongsu Barrage.

   In harmony with the surrounding forests, the falls present beautiful scenery in all seasons. The scenery in winter is particularly spectacular.

   As an unusual, mysterious waterfall formed by underground water, it is registered as a natural monument in January 1980 for its scenic significance.

   There is a pavilion on the cliffs.