Trump Kim Summit 2019 may open North Korean tourist site after South Korean visitor was shot to death


The success of the Kim-Trump summit scheduled to be held later this month in Hanoi, Vietnam could open up the possibility of South Korea resuming tours to North Korea’s Geumgangsan Mountain.

Mount Kumgang or the Kumgang Mountains are a mountain/mountain range, with a 1,638-metre-high Birobong peak, in Kangwon-do, North Korea. It is about 50 kilometers from the South Korean city of Sokcho in Gangwon-do and one of the best – known mountains in communist North Korea.

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According to Bae Kook-hwan , CEO of Hyundai Asan, his company set up to deal with inter-Korean businesses.

Kopok-hwan was speaking Saturday after visiting the North Korean destination for two days. He  said the facilities at Geumgangsan are fairly decent but since they’ve been closed for more than a decade, they’d need repairs before tours could resume.

The tour program at Geumgangsan was suspended in 2008 after a South Korean tourist was shot dead near the resort.