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Ansan

city in South Korea

63km

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Pyongyang

capital of North Korea

129km

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Kaechon

(개천시)

166km

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Sights

Kaesong Chomsongdae

2.5km

37.9747126.5306

Tomb of King Wanggon

King Wanggon was the founder of the Goryeo Dynasty and died in 943. The original tomb was badly damaged by the end of the Japanese occupation, and most of the site today is apparently recently reconstructed.

5.4km

37.98472222126.50555556

Tomb of King Kongmin

On a hill 13 km outside Kaesong are the tombs of King Kongmin and his queen; from the tombs there is a nice view of the surrounding scenery. This is a particularly good tomb to visit owing to it being in close to its original state with little reconstruction. The coffin of Kongmin can be seen nearby in the Koryo Museum in Kaesong.

8.8km

37.98194444126.47305556

Kaesong Industrial Region

Not usually on tourist itineraries, the Kaesong Industrial Area is the only example of inter-Korean cooperation. South Korean companies operate factories with North Korean workers. There are also South Korean convenience stores and banks. Due to the politically sensitive nature of this project, visiting is usually limited to South Korean business people who are investing.

9.6km

37.93333333126.63333333

North Korea Peace Museum

The building where the armistice agreement was signed. The actual documents are kept here, guarded over by a tattered, faded UN flag and a miraculously well-preserved DPRK flag. The axe of "Axe Murder Incident" fame is also stored here. Accessible from the North only.

12km

37.96107126.66447

Panmunjeom

Place in North Hwanghae, North Korea

12km

37.96107126.66447

Panmunjom

military settlement between North and South Korea

12km

37.96107126.66447

Bridge of No Return

After the Korean war, some prisoners of war were given the choice to cross over the bridge or to stay on the side of their captors, hence the name. On 18 Aug 1976, a US attempt to cut down a poplar tree obstructing visibility of the bridge led to a battle with North Korean forces that left Capt. Arthur Bonifas and Lt. Mark Barrett dead in what was later known as the "Axe Murder Incident". The bridge is now closed and a new bridge to the north is used instead. Usually visited from the South only.

13km

37.956125126.67059722

Third Tunnel of Aggression

16km

37.91638889126.69861111

Kalma Airport

airport

147km

39.16638889127.48416667

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Kaesong

North Korea
Kaesŏng is a city in North Korea, only 8 km from the DMZ with South Korea.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

-1°C-10.2
Precipitation: 14 mm

Feb

3.9°C-6.1
Precipitation: 16 mm

Mar

9.2°C-0.9
Precipitation: 48 mm

Apr

16.4°C5.1
Precipitation: 83 mm

May

22.4°C11.2
Precipitation: 79 mm

Jun

25.8°C16.2
Precipitation: 103 mm

Jul

28.4°C21.5
Precipitation: 420 mm

Aug

29.1°C21.5
Precipitation: 279 mm

Sep

24.8°C15.4
Precipitation: 142 mm

Oct

19.5°C7.6
Precipitation: 46 mm

Nov

11.6°C1.5
Precipitation: 46 mm

Dec

3.8°C-4.5
Precipitation: 29 mm
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