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Int’l tourist zone to be built

Pyongyang Times, June 18, 2014 — The Wonsan-Mt. Kumgang area sits in Kangwon Province facing the East Sea of Korea.

The area is home to tourist destinations, namely the celebrated mountain of Kumgang, Ullim Falls, top-class Masikryong Ski Resort and iconic Songdowon International Children’s Camp.

The Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly released a decree on June 11 on establishing the Wonsan-Mt. Kumgang International Tourist Zone in a bid to boost tourism in Wonsan, Mt. Kumgang and other scenic attractions along the east coast of the country.

The tourist zone embraces the Wonsan, Masikryong Ski Resort, Ullim Falls, Sogwang Temple, Thongchon and Mt. Kumgang areas.

The Wonsan area includes part of Wonsan City and Anbyon County, the Masikryong Ski Resort area part of Wonsan City and Poptong County, the Ullim Falls area part of Munchon City and Chonnae County, the Sogwang Temple area part of Kosan County, the Thongchon area part of the namesake county, and the Mt. Kumgang area the international tourist special zone on Mt. Kumgang and part of Kosong and Kumgang counties.

According to location and subjects, the new tourist zone falls within the scope of various domestic laws and regulations on the international tourist special zone, economic development zones, and foreign investments.

New tourist sites are expected to be added as the development activities and tourism proceed.