It is called “Hwanghae Kumgang” and “queen of valley beauty” because of its beauty. The name “Jangsu” means “longevity” because in the past the inhabitants in the mountain lived long drinking clear water and breathing fresh air. The mountain is 745 m above sea level, 61 kilometers from east to west and 10 km from north to south. The Jangsusan Pleasure Ground has 12 valleys with unique scenic spots and natural objects preserved with public interest as well as interesting legends.
Jonggok Valley is a scenic spot in the southeast of Mount Kuwol. The valley is impressive because its dense forest, gigantic rocks, waterfalls and ponds boast of their own beauties. Unique Ryongyon Falls are found 2 km up from the entrance.
Other highlights around Mount Kuwol include the Sinchon Massacre Museum, Anak Tomb No.3 and a vast Chongchun Orchard of Kwail county.
It is historic Budhist temple which was built against the Asa Peak during the Koguryo dynasty. The temple consists of Manse Pavilion, Myongbu Hall, Suwol Hall and other auxiliary buildings around Kuknakbo Temple. Kuknakbo Temple was built in 846 and the Manse Pavilion in 881
In Korean it means "three spirits shrine": Tangun - legendary founder of Korean nation; his father - Hwanung; and grandfather - Hwanin. The temple was built at the end of Koryo dynasty to hold memorial services for Tangun. There are Samsong, Yanghyon and Yongbin Halls in Samsong.
Tanphung Valley & Jiwonphokpho Valley
Tanphung Valley (Autumn Tints Valley) is a scenic spot on the western slope of Mt. Kuwol. It is the deepest and most beautiful valleys of Mt. Kuwol. There are Madang, Samhyongje, Toebak, Kama and Paemjango Ponds, Chadae Falls and places of historical interest like the Woljong Temple section.
Jiwonphokpho Valley is located 3 km away from Tanphung Valley on the way to the Susamthae Ridge. The valley is not very long but the scenery is excellent for its thick woods resembling virgin forest and majestic waterfalls. The Jiwon Falls is the most spectacular in the valley.
Sansong Revolutionary site
The site is located on the sunny place in the middle of the Fort on M. Kuwol. The place is associated with the achievements of Kim Hyong Jik, father of the President who came here in November Juche 10 (1921) to lead the meeting of the provincial representatives of anti-Japanese organizations and military training of organization members.
Fort on Mt. Kuwol: It was built in Koguryo dynasty to prevent foreign invasions. It measures 5.23 km and it is 3.5 - 5.2 m high. Remained are the sites of armory, granary, barracks, ceramic furnace and so on.
King Kongukwon's Mausoleum
King Kongukwon's Mausoleum (also known as Anak Tomb No. 3) is a part of The Complex of Koguryeo Tombs. In July 2004, The Complex of Koguryeo Tombs became the first UNESCO World Heritage site in the DPRK. The site consists of 30 individual tombs from the later Koguryeo kingdom, one of Three Kingdoms of Korea. King Kongukwon's Mausoleum was discovered in 1949 with valuable treasures having been stolen, but murals were kept in good condition.
King Kongukwon's Mausoleum has wall paintings. There are over 10,000 Koguryeo tombs overall, but only about 90 of those unearthed in China and Korea have wall paintings. The Complex of Koguryeo Tombs inscribed on the World Heritage List contains the majority of these tombs with wall paintings. It is thought that the complex was used as a burial site for kings, queens and other members of the royal family. The paintings found on the tombs offer a unique insight into the everyday life of the Koguryeo period.