Samji Lake

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Samji Lake
Lake Samjiyon.jpg
Korean name
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]



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


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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  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.
  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