Touring Kwanghyon in North Korea
Kwanghyon in the region of Najin Sŏnbong-si is located in North Korea - some 323 mi or ( 520 km ) North-East of Pyongyang , the country's capital city .
Time in Kwanghyon is now 04:42 AM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Pyongyang " with a UTC offset of 9 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Wonsan, Hamhung, Vladivostok, Wangqing, and Longjing. Being here already, consider visiting Wonsan . Check out our recomendations for Kwanghyon ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.
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Interesting facts about this location
Rason is a North Korean city and ice-free port in the Sea of Japan in the North Pacific Ocean on the northeast tip of North Korea. It is in the Kwanbuk region and location of the Rason Special Economic Zone. In South Korean pronunciation, the initial "R" of the name is pronounced as "N," as per standard Korean phonology. In 2000 the name was shortened from "Rajin-Sŏnbong" to "Rason".
Located at 42.34 130.38 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Sonbong County, formerly called Unggi, is a subdivision of the North Korean city of Rason. It is located at the northeastern extreme of North Korea, bordering Russia and China. It lies on Unggi Bay, an extension of the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea). A uranium mine is allegedly located there, as is a 200 megawatt oil-fired power plant. The word Sonbong means "Vanguard" in Korean.
Located at 42.35 130.40 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Rason Special Economic Zone
The Rason Special Economic Zone, earlier called the Rajin-Sonbong Economic Special Zone, was established in the early 1990s by the North Korean government near Rason to promote economic growth through foreign investment. It is similar to the Special Economic Zones set up by the People's Republic of China and elsewhere to pilot market economics in a designated controlled area. Chinese and Russian companies have invested in the economic zone, and the use of foreign currency is permitted.
Located at 42.37 130.42 (Lat./Long.); Less than 20 km away
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