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Rason

Rason is a North Korean city and ice-free port in the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea) in the North Pacific Ocean on the northeast tip of North Korea. It is in the Kwanbuk region and location of the Rason Special Economic Zone.

In South Korean pronunciation, the initial “R” of the name is pronounced as “N” as per standard Korean phonology. In 2000 the name was shortened from “Rajin-Sonbong” to “Rason”. During the 1930s, the Japanese called it Rashin; it was an important port at the end of a railroad line.

Before 1991, Rason was used by the Soviet Union as an alternative warm water port in case Vladivostok was unavailable.[3] From 1993 to 2004, it was administered separately from North Hamgyong as the Directly Governed City (Chikhalsi) of Rason. Prior to 1993 and from 2004 to 2009, the city had been part of the North Hamgyŏng Province. Since 2010, the city is a “Special City”, again breaking from provincial control but different to its older designation as a “Directly Governed City”. It is unclear what this means in practice.

Rason borders Jilin province of China and Khasansky District in Primorsky Krai of Russia. China is making investments in the port as it gives it access to the Sea of Japan. In July 2011, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) gave a green light to the China’s domestic trade cargo to be shipped via its port of Rajin from northeast to east China.Coal is shipped from nearby Chinese mines to Shanghai. There is a casino by the sea which caters to Chinese visitors.

Source: En.wikipedia.org

Sonbong Textiles Factory
Sonbong Textiles Factory
Teahung Trading Company
Teahung Trading Company
Pipha Island
Pipha Island
Rason Shoe Factory
Rason Shoe Factory
Rajin Revolutionary Museum
Rajin Revolutionary Museum
Rason Industrial Area
Rason Industrial Area
Port of Rason
Port of Rason
Sungri Chemical Complex Refinery
Sungri Chemical Complex Refinery
Rason Park
Rason Park
Floral Exhibition Hall
Floral Exhibition Hall

 

AROUND RASON:

Mount Paektu
Mount Paektu
Chilbo
Chilbo
Chongjin
Chongjin
Hamhung
Hamhung

 

WHERE TO STAY:

– Chilbo Homestay Village (3*)
– Outer Chilbo Hotel (3*)