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Songch'on-dong Destination Guide

Discover Songch'on-dong in North Korea

Songch'on-dong in the region of Gangwon is a town located in North Korea - some 89 mi or ( 143 km ) East of Pyongyang , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Songch'on-dong

Local time in Songch'on-dong is now 02:21 PM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Pyongyang " with a UTC offset of 9 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Daejeon, Daegu, Seoul, Incheon, and Jeonju. When in this area, you might want to check out Daejeon . We found some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Songch'on-dong ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Children in hospital, school in Wonsan, North Korea

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Interesting facts about this location


Wŏnsan is a port city and naval base that was opened by the occupying Japanese in 1880. It is located in the Kangwon Province (North Korea) of North Korea, on the westernmost part of the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea) and the capital of that province. However, before the Korean War, it was located in a province called South Hamgyong, and during that war, it was the location of the Blockade of Wonsan. The population of the city is estimated to have been 331,000 in 2000.

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Located at 39.19 127.41 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Cities in Kangwon Province (North Korea), Port cities and towns in North Korea, Wonsan

Territorial Abbey of Tokwon

Tokwon Abbey was a Benedictine monastery of the Congregation of Missionary Benedictines of Saint Ottilien, located near the town of Wonsan in what is now North Korea. Originally founded as a monastic mission in Seoul, the community transferred to Tokwon in the 1920s to take charge of the newly-created Apostolic Vicariate of Wonsan. The persecution of Christians in North Korea since 1949 made any church activity in the abbacy impossible.

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Located at 39.19 127.37 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Asian Monasteries of the Congregation of Missionary Benedictines of Saint Ottilien, Benedictine monasteries, Human rights in North Korea, Kangwon Province (North Korea), Monasteries in North Korea, Roman Catholic Church in North Korea

Wonsan Station

Wonsan Station is a passenger railway station located in Wonsan, North Korea. It is on Kangwon Line, formed from parts of the Gyeongwon Line which once connected Wonsan to Seoul but which is now divided by the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

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Located at 39.16 127.41 (Lat./Long.); Less than 4 km away
Tags: Railway stations in North Korea

Wonsan Stadium

Wonsan Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Wonsan, North Korea. It is currently used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of Wonsan Shippers. The stadium holds 15,000 people.

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Located at 39.15 127.42 (Lat./Long.); Less than 5 km away
Tags: Football venues in North Korea, Sports venues in North Korea

Kangwon Province (North Korea)

Kangwon Province (Kangweonto) is a province of North Korea, with its capital at Wŏnsan. Before the division of Korea in 1945, Kangwŏn Province and its South Korean neighbour Gangwon Province (also spelled Kangwon Province) formed a single province that excluded Wŏnsan.

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Located at 39.15 127.45 (Lat./Long.); Less than 7 km away
Tags: Kangwon Province (North Korea), Provinces of North Korea