Taedong

Taedong

 

(or Taedong-gang), a river in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea. It is 439 km long and drains an area of 20,100 sq km.

The Taedong rises in the mountains of northern Korea; in its middle and lower course it flows over a plain. The river empties into Korea Bay of the Yellow Sea, where it forms an estuary. The Taedong has a monsoonal regime, with summer freshets. It is frozen for two or three months out of the year. The mean flow rate is about 320 cu m per sec. Marine tides affect the lower parts of the river. The Taedong is navigable for 243 km from the estuary; for seagoing ships it is navigable for 30 km. The cities of Sunchon and Pyongyang are situated on the Taedong, and the seaport of Nampo is located on the estuary.

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Although Nampo is a manufacturing base located in the downstream area of the Taedong Riverand a city adjacent to Pyongyang, its housing prices are relatively high at 3,500 to 6,000 yuan per square meter due to a lack of luxury apartments.
The Yanggakdo Hotel is accessed by a bridge over the Taedong River, just outside the centre of Pyongyang.
The "Taedong River" ferry's tour in Pyongyang expanded its service route on Friday.
He was in a Jeep near the North Korean capital of Pyongyang when he spotted a bridge that had been hit by bombing along the Taedong River.
Tall white buildings, with the strange silhouette of the massive, pyramid-shaped Ryugyong Hotel towering in the distance, broad avenues and the majestic stream of the Taedong River seem to draw an idyllic postcard picture of an Asian metropolis.
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(42) Sim Hyon-jong, "Great Community Theory by Kang Youwei" [Kang Yuwi-ui Taedong Sasangnon], (Master's thesis, Ewha Womans University), 9-27.
Therefore the proclamation of the kingdom of God and its great opening, and Jesus' journeys and the assemblies of the minjung who surrounded him, were in themselves a Taedong Kut.
At the time, thousands of soldiers of the Korean People's Army (KPA) were living in khaki military tents on the banks of the Taedong River and elsewhere in the capital city, a fact verified with my own eyes in April 2012.
Beneath the fleeing people was the churning, ice-clogged Taedong River near Pyongyang; above them was a gray, indifferent sky.
For its part, Silla was sufficiently concerned with the threat posed by its northern neighbor to construct six fortresses along the P'ae (Taedong) River in 762.