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Ch'imgotp'o Destination Guide

Explore Ch'imgotp'o in North Korea.

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Ch'imgotp'o in the region of Hwanghae-namdo is a town in North Korea - some 43 mi (or 69 km) South-West of Pyongyang, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Ch'imgotp'o is now 06:57 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Pyongyang" with an UTC offset of 9 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Daegu, Seoul, Busan, Gwangju, Incheon or Chongbun-ch'on. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Unjol-li, Songmunp'o, Sohae-ri, Sinijong, Saenmal and Ch'imgotp'o. We also found some pictures.

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Interesting facts about this location

Nampo Dam

The Nampho Dam or West Sea Dam, also known as the West Sea Barrage, is a barrage located 15 km west of the special city of Nampho, North Korea. It is a huge, eight-kilometer-long system of dams, three lock chambers, and 36 sluices, allowing the passage of ships up to 50,000 tons. The dam closes the Taedong River off from the Yellow Sea. It was built from 1981 to 1986, with the resources of the whole country directed to this main construction project.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 38.66, 125.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Dams completed in 1986, Dams in North Korea, South Pyongan


Kuwŏlsan is a mountain in South Hwanghae, North Korea. The mountain takes its name from the ninth month of the lunar calendar, because it is considered particularly attractive in that month. The mountain is a major summer resort in North Korea, attracting many domestic tourists. The highest peak of the mountain is 954 m above sea level; this is the highest point in the short Kuwol range. Natural attractions include rock formations, water falls, and natural pools.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 38.66, 125.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Biosphere reserves of North Korea, Mountains of North Korea