Myohyang-san

Myohyang-san

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. The Ryongmun cavern is open to the public.

At Myohyang-san, the International Friendship Exhibition centre is located, dubbed the world's biggest treasurehouse. The International Friendship Exhibition displays presents received by the North Korean leaders over the ages. One big building stores the presents given to late leader Kim il-Sung, and another, smaller, stores the ones given to the present leader Kim Jong-il.

The Hyangsan Hotel caters for luxury visitors, whilst the Chongchon Hotel is classed second.

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