Mount Kumgang (Hiking in North Korea)

I have for the last 11 days ventured into North Korea. A country much spoken about, but a tourist destination “off the beaten track” for most. So when I was there, I got the opportunity to visit the Mount Kumgang, a mountain range located  close to the DMZ, and the border with South Korea on the east coast of the peninsula. The location makes the region  something that most tourist that visit North Korea do not come to the Mount Kumgang.  The region is taken to be one of the natural beautiful places in the area, and I have to agree. It is quite impressive. The limestone mountains reminds me of the Ha Long Bay in Vietnam. The mountains also have it share of old myths, and more resent history to it that was told to us by our local guides.  I used the possibility to go for a short hike in the mountain, and as you can see from my image,  the rain was pouring down. Still quite the sight I have to admit.

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-Ray

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2 thoughts on “Mount Kumgang (Hiking in North Korea)”

  1. I visited North Hamgyong province in the north of the DPRK, I was there for 6 days. Very interesting place, I’m not sure I would like to go for 11 days though, when I got back into China, the supervision that we were under in the DPRK started playing tricks on my mind and I was thinking I was being followed.

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