Mt. Myohyang

Reaching 1909 m altitude, Mt. Myohyang is the second highest mountain in North Korea after Mt. Paekdu. According to its name, Mt. Myohyang is “the mountain of mysterious scents”. Mt. Myohyang has been regarded as sacred by Koreans for a long time and it es deeply associated with the Dangun myth. The mountain area of Mt. Myohyang houses Pohyon Temple, the largest Buddhist shrine in North Korea, as well as the International Friendship Exhibition, a massive underground exhibition of gifts for the North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un.