Kumgang, Mount

Kumgang, Mount

(ko͞om`gäng`), mountain, SE North Korea, rising to 5,374 ft (1,638 m). There are scenic ravines and caverns and many ancient Buddhist temples, as well as a modern resort at the foot of the mountain. Built and operated by a South Korean company and catering to South Korean tourists, the resort was closed by worsening relations in 2008 and seized by North Korea in 2011.
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