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Wonsan-Mt. Kumgang International Tourist Zone
Pyongyang, June 8 (KCNA) -- The Wonsan-Mt. Kumgang international tourist zone in the eastern central part of Korea has a rosy prospect of tourism and development for its favorable geographical conditions.

In the zone the weather is generally warm due to the East Sea of Korea where warm and cold currents cross each other. And there are lots of tourist resources such as historical relics, natural monuments, beaches, natural lakes and spas.

Legal and other foundations were laid for the development of this tourist zone and the promotion of tourism via land, railway, maritime and air transports.

The development of the zone began in June Juche 103 (2014) when the DPRK Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly adopted a decree on setting up this tourist zone.

A master plan for its development was worked out last year amid the interest of businessmen and investors of various countries. Under this plan, development and tourism are to be conducted simultaneously in the areas of Wonsan, Masikryong Ski Resort, Ullim Falls, Sokwang Temple, Thongchon and Mt. Kumgang.

In the Wonsan area, there are the Songdowon International Children's Camp, Songdowon Beach and Songdowon Hotel, etc. The Masikryong Ski Resort area has ten skiing courses, skating ground and Masikryong Hotel.

The Ullim Falls area extending 1,000 hectares has scenic spots like Kusul (beads) and Pidan (silk) falls and ponds. In the area of Sokwang Temple, 40 kms away western south of Wonsan City, are historical relics, mountain-climbing routes, mineral springs and treatment and tourist facilities.

Conspicuous in the Thongchon area are Chongsokjong, one of the eight scenic spots in the northeastern part of Korea, and lakes Tongjong and Sijung and sanatoria.

The area of Mt. Kumgang, consisting of Outer Kumgang, Inner Kumgang and Sea Kumgang, has natural monuments, historical relics, natural reserves, beaches and spas.

The DPRK government is striving to turn the zone into a world tourist destination.

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