Samji Lake

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Samji Lake
Lake Samjiyon.jpg
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl
삼지연
Hancha
三池淵
Revised Romanization Samjiyeon
McCune–Reischauer Samjiyŏn
Grand Monument of Lake Samji [de] Grand Monument on Lake Samji (14561367612).jpg
Grand Monument of Lake Samji  [ de ]

Samji (Korean : 삼지) is a lake in North Korea. [1] The lake serves as a tourist attraction. [2]

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Etymology

The word samji means "three pools" in Korean language. The lake is formed by three ponds which are located side by side. [1] [2]

History

Between 1937 and 1939, the Japanese built the 120-km-long Hyesan-Musan Guard Road one hundred meters from the lake. [3] [4]

The lake is near the location of the Battle of Musan fought in May 1939. The battle is considered important in history of the Korean Revolution. [5]

Samji Lake is designated as a Revolutionary Battle Site. [6] The Grand Monument of Lake Samji  [ de ] there is built in honor of Kim Il-sung. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Mt.Paektu tourist guide, North Korea". Korea Konsult AB. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  2. 1 2 3 "Lake Samji". Naenara . Foreign Languages Publishing House. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  3. "Lake Samji". North Korea Online Travel Guide. Archived from the original on 12 March 2014.
  4. https://newslibrary.naver.com/viewer/index.nhn?articleId=1938122500209206007&editNo=2&printCount=1&publishDate=1938-12-25&officeId=00020&pageNo=6&printNo=6229&publishType=00020
  5. Robert Willoughby (22 July 2014). North Korea. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 248. ISBN   978-1-84162-476-1.
  6. "Samjiyon Revolutionary Battle Site". KCNA. 12 April 2000. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014.

Coordinates: 41°49′49.47″N128°20′0.67″E / 41.8304083°N 128.3335194°E / 41.8304083; 128.3335194