Discover Araek-kol in North Korea
Araek-kol in the region of Najin Sŏnbong-si is a town located in North Korea - some 348 mi or ( 560 km ) North-East of Pyongyang , the country's capital .
Local time in Araek-kol is now 02:32 AM (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: Wonsan, Hamhung, Vladivostok, Khasan, and Wangqing. When in this area, you might want to check out Wonsan . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Araek-kol ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.
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Interesting facts about this location
North Korea–Russia border
Russia and North Korea share a 17 km border along the Tumen River. The border was created in 1860, when Russia took land from China in an unequal treaty. The border area was regarded as peripheral within Russia in much of its history, only to regain some importance during the Korean War, as a transport route of weapons and aid from the Soviet Union to North Korea. According to a Wikileaks cable from 2009, the border appears to be lightly militarized.
Located at 42.45 130.60 (Lat./Long.); Less than 15 km away
Lake Khasan or Lake Hassan is a small lake in Khasansky District, Primorsky Krai of Russia, on the border with North Korea and China, 130 km southwest of Vladivostok. It has a surface area of 2.23 km. The Tanbogatyi River flows from the lake. The lake, described as "the tight corner where the territories of Korea, Manchuria, and Russia meet", was the site of the Battle of Lake Khasan in summer 1938.
Located at 42.45 130.61 (Lat./Long.); Less than 15 km away
Battle of Lake Khasan
The Battle of Lake Khasan (July 29, 1938 – August 11, 1938) and also known as the Changkufeng Incident in China and Japan, was an attempted military incursion of Manchukuo into the territory claimed by the Soviet Union.
Located at 42.44 130.61 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
The Tumen River is a 521 km-long river that serves as part of the boundary between China, North Korea, and Russia, rising in Mount Baekdu and flowing into the Sea of Japan. The river flows in northeast Asia, on the border between China and North Korea in its upper reaches, and between North Korea and Russia in its last 17 kilometers before entering the Sea of Japan.
Located at 42.43 130.61 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km away
Tumangang Workers' District is a town in Sonbong, Rason, North Korea. It is the closest town of North Korea to the border with Russia. Tumangang sits on the Tumen River, and across the river is the Russian settlement of Khasan and the Chinese settlement of Fangchuancun. A train connects Khasan with Tumangang and from there to Rason. A road also connects Tumangang and Sonbong.
Located at 42.42 130.60 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km away
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