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Ryongaksan Revolutionary Site

Pyongyang, October 18 (KCNA) -- The Ryongaksan Revolutionary Site is situated in Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang.

It is associated with the revolutionary feats performed by the three commanders of Mt. Paektu -- President Kim Il Sung, leader Kim Jong Il and anti-Japanese war hero Kim Jong Suk.

After returning home through a 400km journey for learning the President studied at Changdok School in his childhood. During his school days, he frequented Mt. Ryongak, cultivating ardent patriotism and an ambition to liberate the country from the Japanese colonial rule. After the country's liberation, he gave field guidance to the mountain several times, calling for turning it into a public recreation ground.

Kim Jong Suk climbed Tae Peak of Mt. Ryongak after the country's liberation and guided officials to build a recreation ground in the mountain as instructed by the President.

Kim Jong Il visited Mt. Ryongak several times, including in January Juche 98 (2009), to indicate ways of bettering the recreation ground so that many people can enjoy themselves in the mountain.

Preserved in Mt. Ryongak are spots where the three commanders grubbed up arrowroots, drank water from a cold spring and had a rest.

Standing in the revolutionary site is a monument to their exploits.

More than ten trees bearing revolutionary slogans written during the anti-Japanese armed struggle are also preserved in the mountain.

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