Discover Yongyon in North Korea
Yongyon in the region of North Korea (general) is a place located in North Korea - some 86 mi or ( 139 km ) East of Pyongyang , the country's capital .
Local time in Yongyon is now 08:19 PM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Pyongyang " with a UTC offset of 9 hours. Depending on your mobility, 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 . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Yongyon ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.
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Interesting facts about this location
Munch'ŏn is a North Korean city located in Kangwŏn Province. It lies on the coast of the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea) and borders Wonsan.
Located at 39.26 127.36 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
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.
Located at 39.19 127.37 (Lat./Long.); Less than 11 km away
Ryongdam concentration camp
Kyo-hwa-so No. 8 Yongdam is a "reeducation camp" with ca. 3,000 prisoners in Kangwon, North Korea.
Located at 39.36 127.26 (Lat./Long.); Less than 11 km away
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.
Located at 39.19 127.41 (Lat./Long.); Less than 12 km away
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.
Located at 39.16 127.41 (Lat./Long.); Less than 15 km away
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