Discover Hyangsan in North Korea
Hyangsan in the region of P'yŏngan-bukto is a town located in North Korea - some 73 mi or ( 117 km ) North of Pyongyang , the country's capital .
Local time in Hyangsan is now 08:05 PM (Wednesday) . 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, Seoul, Incheon, Chungju, and Yongyol-li. When in this area, you might want to check out Daejeon . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Hyangsan ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.
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Interesting facts about this location
International Friendship Exhibition
The International Friendship Exhibition is a large museum complex located at Myohyangsan, North Pyongan province, in North Korea. It is a collection of halls that house gifts presented to former leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il from various foreign dignitaries. The protocol of gift-giving is well established in Korean culture. Built in a traditional style, the halls opened on August 26, 1978 and consist of over 150 rooms covering a total area of between 28,000 and 70,000 square meters.
Located at 40.02 126.21 (Lat./Long.); Less than 4 km away
Pohyon-sa is a Korean Buddhist temple located in Hyangsan county in North Pyong'an Province, North Korea. It is located within the Myohyang Mountains. Founded under the Koryo dynasty at the start of the 11th century, the temple flourished as one of the greatest centers of Buddhism in the north of Korea, and became a renowned place of pilgrimage. Like most other temples in North Korea, the complex suffered extensive damage from US bombing during the Korean War.
Located at 40.01 126.24 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Myohyang-san ("Mysterious Fragrant Mountain") is a mountain in North Korea (40.03N, 126.28E). The mountain is named after the mystic shapes and fragrances found in the area. Myohyang is a North Korean tourist attraction and visited by many national tourists. There are a number of hiking routes on the mountain. Apart from the view, tourists are attracted by the Pohyon temple, built in the 11th century, the Sangwon hermitage, the Kumgang hermitage, or the Habiro hermitage.
Located at 40.02 126.33 (Lat./Long.); Less than 14 km away
Hŭich'ŏn is a city in the southern part of Chagang Province, North Korea. The population is 163,000 (1987 data).
Located at 40.17 126.28 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km away
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