A port city situated at the northeastern tip of the Korea peninsula, Rason is connected to China and Russia to the east with the Tuman River as the boundary and is bounded by Rajin Bay of the East Sea of Korea to the south.
Its territory covers 890 sq m, its average annual temperature is 7℃ and its average annual precipitation is about 800mm.
An economic and trade zone favourable for transit trade, processing trade and tourism, the city plays an important part in the economic development of Northeast Asia.
Its Rajin Port facilitates trade with many countries and regions such as Russia, China, Mongolia, Europe and Southeast Asia. In addition, the city has Sonbong and Ungsang ports.
Its scenery is quite spectacular with hundreds of species of plants and animals, picturesque forests, marvelous islands and Tongbon, Sobon, Man and other natural lakes.
The city has seashore 100km long and many tourist service facilities like Kulpho Bathing Beach and Piphadan Hotel.
There are remains of the Old Stone Age dating back to hundred of thousands of years, Sungjondaebi (a monument to victory, erected in 1882) and other valuable remains and relics which show the time-honoured history and culture of Korea.
There are Al Islet oceanic birds conservation area, Uam seal sanctuary and Uam black cherry group. The city is rich in marine products including sea urchin, sea cucumber, crab, clam and oyster.
Rajin-Tumangang-Khasan railway and Rajin-Hunchun road connect the city to China and Russia. The sea route from Rajin Port to Kosong Port renders the tour of Mt Kumgang and Mt Chilbo easy and impressive.
The distance from Rason to Pyongyang and to Chongjin is 800 km and 98 km, respectively.