Introduction

   It is a tourist region in and around Nampho, a port city on the lower reaches of Taedong River. There are many tourist attractions including Wau Island and other scenic spots, the Three Tombs of Kangso, West Sea Barrage and factories and farms.

   The famous Kangso and Sindoksan mineral waters originate from this region.

   The area is a habitat for a wide variety of flora including mountain and tideland plants. In the forests there are wild boars, roe deers, foxes and other animals, and in the lowlands and parks many pheasants, woodpeckers and larks. A lot of migratory birds such as herons and white herons are found in Chongsan and other fields, tidelands and the lower reaches of the Taedong.

   It is 55 kilometres from Pyongyang to Nampho.

Tourist attractions

Mural Tomb in Susan-ri

   Built in the late fifth century, it is the tomb of a feudal noble of Koguryo. It is situated in Kangso District, Nampho, about 4 km southwest of the seat of Susan-ri.

   The mound is square, and the coffin chamber consists of a passageway and an inner chamber.

   The passageway is 4.5 m long, 1.6 m wide and 1.8 m high, and the inner chamber is 3.2 m long both from east to west and from south to north and 4.1 m high.

   On the walls of the tomb are murals portraying figures and customs; they are so delicate, refined, beautiful and vivid that they look as if they were painted just a few minutes ago.

   Foreign tourists can get a chance to see the tomb on their way to the tourist destination, West Sea Barrage, and learn about the high level of culture in the period of Koguryo.

   In the vicinity of the tomb, several renowned Koguryo’s mural tombs are distributed−Kangso Three Tombs and Tokhung-ri Mural Tomb on the east, Yaksu-ri Mural Tomb on the southeast and Two-Pillar Tomb and Ryonggang Large Tomb on the south.