PAEKTU, LAND OF NORTH KOREAN LEGENDS
Mount Paektu volcano is considered a holy place for North Koreans. It is deemed the place of origin for them. The country's founding father Kim Il- Sung commanded anti-Japanese guerrilla in the 50’s from a secret camp in this place.
North Korea says his son Kim Jong-il was born there in 1942. He was actually born in Siberia, where his father had taken refuge from Japanese troops.
The dear Leaders are said to have a "mount Paektu bloodline ». A famous slogan says: « Let us all turn out in the general offensive to hasten final victory in the revolutionary spirit of Paektu! »
A new probelm may erupt: when North Korea tests a nuclear weapon, specialists say the energy could trigger a volcanic...eruption in Paektu. That could be a huge disaster, killing thousands in North Korea and on the chinese side too.
Photo shows: The view at the top is breathtaking. Paektu is an active volcano which last erupted in 1903. 1000 years ago Paektu was the place of one of the biggest eruptions in human history. The huge explosion caused the volcano’s crater to collapse, forming the Chon lake called.
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