Museum of Revolutionary Activities of Comrade Kim Il Sung
Adjacent to the Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il statues, this museum tells the truly grotesque story of how locals were burned alive protecting trees with revolutionary slogans on them during a forest fire. On display in the museum are materials about the revolutionary activities of President Kim Il Sung, leader Kim Jong Il and mother Kim Jong Suk. A bronze statue of President Kim Il Sung stands in the plaza in front of the museum situated in the center of Pohang district, Chongjin. The 3-storey museum on a floor space of 9,210 square meters has 46 exhibition rooms. It was inaugurated on October 10, Juche 58 (1969).
Kim Chaek No 1 Iron and Steel Complex
Chongjin is dominated by its huge steelworks. The Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex is North Korea's largest steel mill, with an annual production of six million tons of steel and iron, or about half of North Korea's total steel production. Japan's Mitsubishi Cooperation established the Chongjin Ironworks this location during the colonial period in 1938, and its scale was later expanded under Kim Il Sung's policy of emphasizing heavy industry in the mid-1950's and 1960s. In 1975, the Soviet Union provided technology and equipment for steel, hot and cold rolled steel production. The Soviet Union provided further assistance during the 1980s, but after the collapse of the USSR Russia stopped supplying coke needed for the strength of iron and steel.
Chongjin's port has established itself as an important componenent of busy international shipping trade with neighbouring parts of Northeast and Southeast Asia. Of DPRK's eight international shipping ports, Chongjin is thought to be second most economically significant (after Nampho port on the west coast) and serves as a base of trade to Russia and Japan. Chongjin also boasts a seamen's club which caters to foreign crews and is used as a meeting base for North Koreans and foreigners engaged in the shipping trade.
Chongjin Steelworks Kindergarten
This is one of the best kindergartens in the country. A school with 320 5/6 year olds doing music teaching that we would recognise in the west, except that we do teaching and learning, in DPRK its conditioning.
Kyongsong Town Fort and South Gate
This is perhaps the only intact city wall in North Korea. The town's South gate is separately registered as National Treasure No. 119. Built in a plain area during the Koryo dynasty, the fort is in the Sungam workers' district. It was built in 1107. Its circumference is 2,200 m, 7.2 m high fort has 7 batteries, and on its top there are 560 small walls for shooting arrows. There were gates in the north, south, east and west, but at present only the South Gate remains. The South Gate has all the general characteristics of the Korean fort gates built during the Li dynasty. The pavilion on the gate has traverse beams, but it preserves its majestic shape as a fort gate. In the past barracks, armory, food storage, government office and dwelling houses were within around the fort and 3.5 m wide and 4.5 m deep moat was around the fort. The Kyongsong Fort and South Gate were used as a strong point defending the north of the country and played an important role in defeating the foreign invaders during the Imjin Patriotic War.
Kyongsong Hot Spa
The Spa contains simple silica (carbonic acid, hydrocarbonic acid, sulphuric acid and natrium) strong alkalic and weak radon hot spa, It is in Haonpho workers' district 2 km away from Kyongsong Town. The spa is effective for internal and external diseases, but more effective for chronic gastroenteritis, stomach and duodenum ulcer, chronic bronchitis, silicosis, mercury and lead poisoning, chronic sulphide carbonic acid poisining, obesity and light diabetis. Kim Jong Suk Sanatorium is situated here. Covering an area of 300 ha the sanatorium has facilities for hot bathing, warm bathing, sand bathing, curative exercise and physical threatment.
Yombun Revolutionary Site
It is a place where President Kim Il Sung and Kim Sung and Kim Jong Suk came taking young Kim Jong Il along with them, and gave on-site guidance. Lying 4 km from Kyongsong Town, the place is called Yombunjin as salt was made there in the past. On September 25, Juche 36 (1947) President Kim Il Sung talked with the fisherman calling them to building a new country. The places where he talked with the fishermen and where he posed for a photograph, the rocky islet where he visited by boat, the site where he fished, a spring and Kyesung Peak which young Kim Jong Il climbed are preserved well.
Jipsam Revolutionary Site
Jipsam is a historic place where the anti-Japanese heroine Kim Jong Suk, together with young Kim Jong Il, visited, talked with fishermen and showed them the way to building a more civilized prosperious country. In Jipsam there is a monument to her revolutionary activities. You also can visit sites No.1 and 2 where she talked with the fishermen and demonstrated her marks-manship. There is also a branch of the Kyongsong Revolutionary Museum here.
Chongjin Electronic Library
This 'E-Library' is full of occasionally working computers that are theoretically linked to the national intranet. In the building next door, a highly aspirational model of the future development of Chongjin can be seen.