The Nine Moon Mountains are one of the most spectacular mountain peaks on the west coast of North Korea. They are located across the mouth of the majestic Taedong River. This rugged, mountanous region is covered with roads and hiking trails that provide access to two of the main mountain peaks. Along these trails you will encounter impressive waterfalls, natural hot springs, the walled remains of an old fortress, and several former shrines and hermitages.
The Samsong Pleasure Ground, located south of the main peake is a main summer retreat for local Koreans. Further south is Woljongsa, an ancient, but partially reconstructed Buddhist Temple.