Photos Mt. Myohyang
Photos Mt. Myohyang

Photos - Mount Mt. Myohyang and the International Friendship Exhibition

The first excursion we made from during 2004 North Korea journey was to Mt. Myohyang North of Pyongyang. Here we stayed in the pyramid shaped Hyangsan Hotel, made a hike up mountain via the Piro Peak route, visited the Buddhist Pohyon temple and finally the incredible International Friendship Exhibition.

The nature in the area of Mt. Myohyang is very beautiful with green hills, snow capped mountains, small streams and lush vegetation. The drive from Pyongyang was very interesting passing villages and lots of people working the land by hand. We passed the town of Hyangsan with a hydro dam and electricity plant just before we arrived at Mt. Myohyang. There are a couple of attractions in the valley like the various routes to climb the mountain and the Pohyon Temple from 1024. The major attraction however is the International Friendship Exhibition, the holy shrine of the Kim personality cult. Separate buildings for both Kim Il Sing and Kim Jung Il house a large collection of gifts they have received from head’s of state, diplomats, captains of industry an other dignitaries. The aim of the International Friendship Exhibition is to prove that the whole world views the Kim’s as respected leaders. We were not able to make photos inside both buildings but have scanned some pictures from the guidebook we bought there.

Mt. Myohyang - North Korea map

The route by car from Pyongyang to Mount Myohyang in North Korea

Mt. Myohyang - Mt. Myohyang map

Tourist map of Mount Myohyang with the Friendship Exhibition

Mt. Myohyang - Hyangsan hotel

The pyramid shaped Hyangsan Hotel in the hills of Mount Myohyang

Mt. Myohyang - Hyangsan hotel

Our room with view on Mount Myohyang in the Hyangsan Hotel

Mt. Myohyang - Hyangsan hotel

Lunch in the Hyangsan Hotel with a cold refreshing beer

Mt. Myohyang - Mao suit

Dressed in a Mao suit in the Hyangsan hotel on Mount Myohyang

Mt. Myohyang - Mt. Myohyang

The lush green surroundings of Mount Myohyang in North Korea

Mt. Myohyang - Int. Friendship Exhibition

Area outside the North Korean International Friendship Exhibition

Mt. Myohyang - Int. Friendship Exhibition

The entrance of the International Friendship Exhibition

Mt. Myohyang - Int. Friendship Exhibition

Roof terrace relaxing at the International Friendship Exhibition

Mt. Myohyang - Int. Friendship Exhibition

Gift displayed at the International Friendship Exhibition

Mt. Myohyang - Int. Friendship Exhibition

Gift displayed at the International Friendship Exhibition

Mt. Myohyang - Pohyon temple

Entrance of the Buddhist Pohyon Temple on Mount Myohyang

Mt. Myohyang - Pohyon temple

Building of the Buddhist Pohyon Temple on Mount Myohyang

Mt. Myohyang - Pohyon temple

A Pagoda on the Buddhist Pohyon Temple on Mount Myohyang

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