February 07, 2023
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Heritage safeguarded on a nationwide scale

Date: 01/12/2022 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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An all-people campaign has been conducted to preserve national heritage to mark the month for the protection of national heritage in autumn.

In Pyongyang, the roofs and staircases of the Pothong Gate, a historical site, were repaired and the tile repair and repainting of the Ryongwang Pavilion, another historical site, were carried out.

And partial repairs of the historical sites Sungin Hall and Pyongyang Bell house were completed.

Sunchon City in South Phyongan Province restored the earth mound of Tongam-dong tomb with murals to give it a facelift. It also repaired four other historic relics and natural monuments, including the Naenam-ri dolmen, a historical heritage site of national treasure value.

In Hoechang County the Sungin Farm and many other units turned out to repair the historical relics in the county including Sungin-ri tombs Nos. 1 and 2.

Facilities of historical relics and natural monuments in the province were also repainted and turfs laid and trees planted in and around them, such as the walls of the Unsan township and the forest of Pinus tabulaeformis, a living monument.

Nyongbyon County in North Phyongan Province renovated the Pogwang Hall of Chonju Temple by repairing and repainting the relic of national treasure value.

Cholsan and Pakchon counties put efforts into the overhaul of the Inphungchon earthen wall and Pangnung fortress to restore the earthen walls to their original state.

Projects for the protection and management of historical sites, scenic spots and natural monuments were undertaken with renewed vigour in all parts of the country, including the repainting of Kangso Temple in Paechon County, South Hwanghae Province, and repair of the Jongbangsan Fort in Sariwon City, North Hwanghae Province.

“The national legacies bequeathed by our ancestors are treasures of the country and the protection and management of them is a patriotic undertaking to add glory to and perpetuate national history and traditions. Through the massive campaign for the preservation of national legacies in the month for the protection of national heritage in autumn, I felt proud of being a Korean again,” said Jon Myong Son, farmer of the Pukpho Farm in Thosan County, North Hwanghae Province.

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