Introduction

   It is a tourist region in and around Nampho, a port city on the lower reaches of Taedong River. There are many tourist attractions including Wau Island and other scenic spots, the Three Tombs of Kangso, West Sea Barrage and factories and farms.

   The famous Kangso and Sindoksan mineral waters originate from this region.

   The area is a habitat for a wide variety of flora including mountain and tideland plants. In the forests there are wild boars, roe deers, foxes and other animals, and in the lowlands and parks many pheasants, woodpeckers and larks. A lot of migratory birds such as herons and white herons are found in Chongsan and other fields, tidelands and the lower reaches of the Taedong.

   It is 55 kilometres from Pyongyang to Nampho.

Tourist attractions

Tokhung-ri Mural Tomb

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   The Tokhung-ri Mural Tomb which is located in Tokhung-ri, Kangso County was built in 408 during the reign of Kwanggaetho, 24th king of Koguryo.

   Written in the tomb there are more than 600 letters indicative of the time of the tomb.

   There are also mural paintings showing the great strength of Koguryo.

   The paintings describe a hero meeting 13 military governors under his control, and the lives of warriors and aristocrats in Koguryo.

   In Juche 93 (2004), it was registered as a world cultural asset by UNESCO.