Natural landmarks in North Korea

Landmarks in North Korea are little known to the popular tourism. The isolation of the country and the communist control are a major obstacle in the development of this profitable sectors of the economy.

Relief in North Korea is mountainous and around major cities like the capital Pyongyang are large fertile plains. The climate is temperate, with high rainfall in summer, winter is mild and moist. Dense network of rivers running through the country, most of them are navigable downstream. Often people confuse attractions in North Korea and palace in South Korea, though the two countries in the past have been one.

All major rivers flow into the Yellow Sea except Tumangan River, which flows into the Sea of Japan. If you have already decided to give away an exciting trip to North Korea and find yourself in the capital Pyongyang, you will be less disappointed.

You will not see busy streets filled with many ads, expensive cars and cheerful people. It's gray and somewhat impersonal. However, around Pyongyang has several preserved fortresses surrounded by walls, much like the Great Wall of China in miniature version. Near this great city it is Dangun Mausoleum - is a large pyramid of about 5000 years. Bookmark and Share

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Architectural landmarks in North Korea

Here are some historical landmarks in North Korea which will only mention: Chongbang Fortress - ruins of a fortification, which served to protect Pyongyang, Hwangryong Fortress - located in the area Pyongan, impresses visitors with its enormous size built around the 5th century of the new era, Pothong Gate - located in the western part of Pyongyang, current and type of 1473, Taehungsan Fortress - one of the best preserved monuments of Pyongyang, is located on the east side of the city.

Part of the landmarks in North Korea are Buddhist temples: Anguksa - South Pyongan - Buddhist temple complex built around 503, Anhwasa - North Hwanghae, this is the best preserved North Korean Buddhist temple in which there are many relics of the Middle Ages. Most of the Buddhist temples located in the mountain regions of North Korea - Jongyang Temple, Kaesimsa - North Hamgyong, Pohyon-sa - North Pyongan, Pyohunsa - Kangwon, Ryangchon Temple - South Hamgyong and Songbulsa temple - North Hwanghae.

Natural landmarks in North Korea can mention a few beautiful and pretty waterfalls: Pibong Falls in Kangwan height 139 m, Kuryong Falls in Kangwon 74 meters high, Ullim Falls - one of the deepest waterfall 74 meters and more. On the border between China and North Korea is a very beautiful crater lake Tianchi. Devastating wars in which North Korea has participated erased many of the unique nature and medieval heritage.

The main monuments are bronze sculptures, Juche Tower, the city stadium and Arc de Triomphe. The better option is to visit the largest port city Hedzhu and close to it the wonderful sandy beaches suitable for families. You can a boat tour among the many small islands in the bay area Kanhvaman in the Yellow Sea.

To experience the past of this country must visit as Quezon city. Here are retained by architectural landmarks in North Korea: Buddhist relics, museums, Buddhist temples which held the original Confucian ceremonies.

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