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Kim Jong Il's Field Guidance to Mt. Kumgang Resort

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

   Pyongyang, September 14 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to Mt. Kumgang resort on his way of inspection of the front. Mt. Kumgang covers a vast area of 530 square kilometers extending 60 km from south to north and 40 km from east to west including Kosong, Kumgang and Thongchon counties of Kangwon Province. It is known as a famous mountain of Korea and a world-famous mountain from old times as it presents a myriad of diverse, majestic and spectacular scenery.
    It is called a mountain of superb scenic beauty as everything there presents fantastic scenery. It is superb not only in the beauty of its peaks and ravines but in the scenery of the sea and its shore, lakes, kaleidoscopic changes seen around the peaks due to winds and clouds, thick forests rich in rare animals and plants and falls presenting ever-changing scenery.
    He climbed the Piro Peak, the main peak of the mountain, and commanded a bird's-eye view of the mountain presenting kaleidoscopic scenery.
    He said that Mt. Kumgang, which had long been a resort for the exploiting class only, turned into a splendid recreation ground for the people in the era of the Workers' Party.
    Our country has many scenic spots wherever its people go, the objects of foreigners' envy, as its mountains are beautiful and its water is clear, he said, adding that our people are highly proud of fully enjoying a worthy life in the beautiful socialist country with brilliant culture and long history.
    Noting that one can display patriotism only when one knows well about the history, culture and scenic beauty of the country, he underscored the need to intensify the education through scenic spots.
    He specified tasks to be undertaken to permanently preserve the superb scenery of Mt. Kumgang and ways to do so, underlining the need to spruce up the beauty spots in a peculiar manner and prevent the damage by natural phenomena.
    He was accompanied by Korean People's Army Generals Ri Myong Su, Hyon Chol Hae and Pak Jae Gyong.

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