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Cultural and Public Buildings Built in Mt. Paektu Area

Pyongyang, July 1 (KCNA) — Many cultural and public buildings, as well as dwelling houses, have been constructed in the Mt. Paektu area in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The members of the national Party information workers’ shock brigade have constructed or reconstructed about 210 cultural and public buildings with a total floor space of 255,700 square meters.

The construction of public buildings including Samjiyon County Cultural Center, Samjiyon Hotel No.1, Rimyongsu People’s Hospital and Pegaebong Noodle House provides convenience to the local people and visitors to revolutionary battle sites and historic places.

The Paektu Museum has been erected in the shape of Mt. Paektu in the township of Samjiyon County.

It, with a total floor space of about 2,100 square meters, consists of a general hall, a panorama of revolutionary battle sites and historic places in the Mt. Paektu area, a room for studying revolutionary traditions and rooms for introducing the secret camp in Mt. Paektu, Lake Chon on Mt. Paektu, Lake Samji, Rimyongsu, Taehongdan and Mubong areas. The museum helps visitors study the revolutionary traditions.

The Chonji Health Complex is furnished with all necessary service facilities.

The Samjiyon Schoolchildren’s Palace with a total floor space of over 7,680 square meters has the main building, a theatre, a gymnasium and over 30 rooms including computer, physics, vocal music and Taekwon-Do exercising rooms.

A winter sports village has been constructed to suit the climate of the Mt. Paektu area where it is cold and snows heavily in winter.

An ice hockey field, ice rink, ski-run, alpine skiing ground, tourist skiing course and jumping hill have appeared around Pegae Peak about 1,600 meters above the sea level.

Accessory buildings including lodging for athletes, extracurricular sports school and resting house for skiers and cableway with chairs going up to the top of Pegae Peak have also been built in the village.

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