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Manwoldae, Korea's Cultural Heritage

Pyongyang, August 30 (KCNA) -- Manwoldae, a ruined royal palace of Koryo (918-1392), the first unified state of Korea, is located at the south foot of Mt. Songak in Kaesong City.

Manwoldae, built in 919 in the early period of Koryo, is believed to have covered more than 1 250 000 square meters.

Manwoldae was characterized by several buildings constructed on high terraces to look like a group of structures with their roofs seen in tiers.

What is noticeable is that the royal palace was very similar to that of Koguryo (277 B.C.-668 A.D.) in architectural structure and construction.

Manwoldae is one of the valuable cultural heritages indicative of the creative talent and wisdom of the Koryo people who succeeded to Koguryo.

The palace was burnt down by foreign aggressors.

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