Mansudae Korea

Tracing the Taedong from Changjin to Nampo

Introduction The Taedong River (대동강) is one of the most famous bodies of water in North Korea, perhaps aside from Lake Chon, the lake nestled in the caldera of Mt. Paektu on the northern border. The Taedong...

Sinuiju, North P’yongan Province

Sinuiju, North P’yongan Province Sinuiju Overview One of the most overlooked, yet important cities in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is the northern border city of Sinuiju (신의주시). Located in...

Hamhung, South Hamgyong Province

Overview Hamhung City (함흥시) is the second city of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. With a population of 559,000 inhabitants it is the second largest city in the country and is a major seaport and...

Nampo, South P’yongan Province

Insight: Nampo, South P’yongan Province Overview Nampo city (남포시) is a special city on the west coast of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. It is the site of the largest port in the country and a...

Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province

Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province Overview Chongjin (청진) is one of the largest industrial centres in the DPRK. Located in North Hamgyong province on the east coast, it also acts as a major seaport for the...

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