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Ryongwang Pavilion

Pyongyang, October 20 (KCNA) -- The Ryongwang Pavilion stands on the banks of the River Taedong in Pyongyang. It has been called one of the eight scenic spots in the northwestern part of Korea from ancient times.

The pavilion was constructed along with the Walled City of Pyongyang in the period of Koguryo Kingdom (277 B.C.-668 A.D.) and reconstructed several times, latest in 1670.

It has a calligraphic hanging board reading "Most beautiful place in the world" written by a foreign envoy.

A well-known anecdote says Kim Hwang Won, a poet of Koryo Kingdom (918-1392), broke his brush after failing to compose a poem properly representing the beautiful scenery of the place.

The pavilion was damaged by the U.S. bombing in the period of the Fatherland Liberation War (1950-1953), but it was restored to its original state.

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