Taedong Gate is the eastern gate of the inner castle of the walled city of Pyongyang (Pyongyang Castle),and one of the National Treasures of North Korea. Located on the banks of the Taedong River,from which it gets its name,the gate was originally built in the sixth century as an official Koguryo construction,and,along with the Ryongwang Pavilion and Pyongyang Bell,served as the center of the inner castle's eastern defenses. The present construction dates from 1635,  however,as the original was burnt to the ground during the Imjin wars of the late 16th century.
The current gate features a granite base topped by a two-story pavilion,called the Euphoru Pavilion (읍호루,挹 灝 樓),because of its grand views of the Taedong River. This pavilion houses two hanging name plaques,one,on the first storey,reading "Taedong Gate" and calligraphed Yang Sa-on,and the other,reading "Upho Pavilion",on the second storey and written by Pak Wi(박위).
It is National Treasure #4 in North Korea.
Pyongyang is the capital and largest city of North Korea,where it is known as the "Capital of the Revolution". Pyongyang is located on the Taedong River about 109 km (68 mi) upstream from its mouth on the Yellow Sea. According to the 2008 population census,it has a population of 3,255,288. Pyongyang is a directly administered city with a status equal to that of the North Korean provinces.
The Taedong River is a large river in North Korea. The river rises in the Rangrim Mountains of the country's north where it then flows southwest into Korea Bay at Namp'o. In between,it runs through the country's capital,Pyongyang. Along the river are landmarks such as the Juche Tower and Kim Il-sung Square.
Pohyon-sa is a Korean Buddhist temple located in Hyangsan county in North Pyong'an Province,North Korea. It is located within the Myohyang Mountains. Founded under the Koryo dynasty at the start of the 11th century,the temple flourished as one of the greatest centers of Buddhism in the north of Korea,and became a renowned place of pilgrimage. Like most other temples in North Korea,the complex suffered extensive damage from US bombing during the Korean War. The temple is designated as National Treasure #40 in North Korea,with many of its component buildings and structures further declared as individual national treasures.
Sunch'ŏn is a city in South Pyongan province,North Korea. It has a population of 297,317,and is home to various manufacturing plants. The city is on the Taedong River.
Chung-guyŏk is one of the 18 guyok which constitute the city of Pyongyang,North Korea. The district is located in the center of the city,between the Pothonggang Canal and Taedong River,and is bordered to the north by Moranbong-guyok,to the northwest by Potonggang-guyok,and to the south by Pyongchon-guyok.
Moranbong-guyŏk (Korean: 모란봉구역),or the Moranbong District,is one of the 18 guyŏk which constitute the capital city of Pyongyang,North Korea. It is located north of Chung-guyok,the city's central district,and is bordered to the north by Sosong and Taesong-guyoks,to the east by the Taedong River,and the west by the Pothonggang Canal and Potonggang-guyok. It is named after Moran Hill located in the district's west area. It was designated a guyŏk in October 1960 by the Pyongyang City People's Committee.
Kim Il-sung Square is a large city square in the Central District of Pyongyang,North Korea,and is named after the country's founding leader,Kim Il-sung. The square was constructed in 1954 according to a master plan for reconstructing the capital after the destruction of the Korean War. It was opened in August 1954. The square is located on the foot of the Namsan Hill,west bank of the Taedong River,directly opposite the Juche Tower on the other side of the river. It is the 37th largest square in the world,having an area of about 75,000 square metres which can accommodate a rally of more than 100,000 people. The square has a great cultural significance,as it is a common gathering place for rallies,dances and military parades and is often featured in media concerning North Korea.
Rangrang-guyŏk or Rangrang District is one of the 18 kuyŏk that constitute the city of Pyongyang,North Korea. It is located south of the Taedong River,and is bordered to the north by Songyo-guyok,to the east by the Ryokpo-guyok,and to the south by Chunghwa and Kangnam counties.
Potong Gate is the western gate of the inner system of the walled city of Pyongyang. It was originally built in the sixth century as an official Koguryo construction,and was later rebuilt in 1473. It features a granite base topped by a two-story structure. The gate's structure was destroyed by American air attacks during the destruction of Pyongyang in Korean War,but was later reconstructed in 1955.
Manno Gate is the old south gate of the county of Yŏngbyon. Dating to the Joseon Dynasty,the gate was first constructed in 1658,and later rebuilt in 1789. Once guarding the road to Pyongyang,it bears a striking similarity to Pyongyang's Taedong Gate. It features a granite base topped by a two-story pavilion,the upper part of which bears a sign marking the gate as the old Yŏnju Castle Gate (古延州城門).
Ryongwang Pavilion is a scenic overlook located in the central district of Pyongyang,North Korea. Located on the bank of the Taedong River,the pavilion was first constructed during the Goguryeo dynasty as "Sansu Pavilion",and was part of the defenses of the walled city of Pyongyang. It is labeled as National Treasure #16 in North Korea.
Ch'ilsŏng Gate is the northern gate of the inner castle of the walled city of Pyongyang. Located in the scenic Moranbong Park,the gate was originally built in the sixth century as an official Koguryo construction,although present construction dates from 1712. The gate takes its name from the seven brightest stars in the Great Bear constellation. This constellation was revered in traditional Korean religion - for example,many Buddhist temples in Korea contain a "Chilsong shrine" or other similar structure.
Yŏngmyŏng Temple was a Korean Buddhist temple located at the foot of Moranbong hill in Pyongyang,North Korea. Prior to its destruction in the Korean War,it was the largest and most important center of Buddhist worship in that city. Though it is unknown when the temple was founded,popular tales date it to the end of the Goguryeo kingdom. The temple was completely rebuilt under the Joseon dynasty. Under the Japanese occupation of Korea,the temple became a major tourist site in Pyongyang and was renowned for its beautiful riverside location and many cherry trees. In the 1920s it again underwent an extensive restoration funded by the Japanese government,who also officially changed its name to its Japanese pronunciation,"Eimei-ji". During that time,the temple was also confiscated from by the government,and given for use as a headquarters for the Rinzai sect of Japanese Zen Buddhism. The Rinzai monks were tasked with converting the citizens away from traditional Korean Buddhism as part of a government program to replace the old Korean culture with that of modern Japan.
Ongryu Bridge,also spelled Okryu Bridge and Ongnyu Bridge,is a bridge on the Taedong River in and near Pyongyang,North Korea. Construction began in March 1958;the bridge was opened in August 1960.
Mirim Airport,also known as Pyongyang East Airfield or K-24 Air Base,is an airport in Mirim-dong,Sadong-guyok,Pyongyang-si,North Korea.
The Pothong River is a river in North Korea. It flows through the capital Pyongyang and is a tributary of the Taedong River.
Pyongyang Castle is one of the National Treasures of North Korea.
The Jongum Gate is one of the gates of the Pyongyang walls. It is located on Moran Hill in Pyongyang,North Korea.
The Pubyok Pavilion is located on Moran Hill,in Pyongyang,Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The structure is one of the National Treasures of North Korea.
The Taedong Bridge is a bridge over the Taedong River in Pyongyang,North Korea.
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