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Araek-kol Destination Guide

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 .

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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.

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Located at 42.45 130.60 (Lat./Long.); Less than 15 km away
Tags: Borders of Russia, Borders of the Soviet Union, North Korea–Russia border, North Korea–Russia relations

Lake Khasan

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.

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Located at 42.45 130.61 (Lat./Long.); Less than 15 km away
Tags: Geography of Primorsky Krai, International lakes of Asia, Lakes of North Korea, Lakes of Russia, North Korea–Russia border

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.

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Located at 42.44 130.61 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: 1938 in Japan, 1938 in the Soviet Union, Battles involving Japan, Battles involving the Soviet Union, Conflicts in 1938, Japan–Soviet Union relations, Primorsky Krai

Tumen River

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.

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Located at 42.43 130.61 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km away
Tags: Border rivers, China–North Korea border, Geography of Jilin, International rivers of Asia, North Korea–Russia border, Rivers of Jilin, Rivers of North Korea, Rivers of Primorsky Krai

Tumangang

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.

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Located at 42.42 130.60 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km away
Tags: Korea–Soviet Union relations, Neighbourhoods in North Korea, North Korea–Russia border crossings, Rason