Changto Pine Forest in Mt Kumgang


Changto Pine Forest in Mt Kumgang, a world-famous mountain of the DPRK, is at the entrance to Singye-dong in the Kuryong Pool district of Outer Kumgang.

Changto Pine Forest, a living monument, is formed with big and old pine trees and other pine trees of different sizes and age.

The tall trees are 16-18 meters high in general, with the girth of a root neck of 60-80 cm and the girth of a chest height of 50-60 cm.

The total area of the forest is 18 hectares.

This thick forest has been called Changto Pine Forest from olden times as it was used as storage for weaponry including spears made to repel the foreign aggressors.

President Kim Il Sung visited this site after the liberation of Korea and said that pine trees in the site are very beautiful and even the fine scenery of Mt Kumgang is not much to look at without such trees, adding that they should be well tended and protected with deep care from any possible wildfire.

The forest is preserved as a natural ornamental forest adding beauty to Mt Kumgang and as a precious asset of the country.


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