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  PYONGYANG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Taedong Gate stands on the shore of the river, north of the Historical Museum.
Taedong Gate was the eastern entrance to the Inner Fort, the central citadel of the walled city.
In the beginning of the 12th century it was renamed the Pubyok (Floating Walls) Pavilion, because of the reflection in the Taedong River.
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 North Korea - Resource Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1989 construction began on a 400- kilometer canal by diverting the flow of the Taedong River along its west coast.
The objectives of the "nature-remaking program" launched in 1976 are to complete the irrigation of non-paddy lands, to reclaim 100,000 hectares of new land, to build 150,000 hectares to 200,000 hectares of terraced fields, to reclaim tidal land, and to conduct afforestation and water conservation projects.
The reclamation of 6,200 hectares of tideland at Taedong Bay was underway as part of the 1987-93 plan to reclaim a total of 300,000 hectares of tidal land.
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 Taedong River History Summary
The Taedong River is located in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and flows southwest from the Nangnim mountain range in the northeast region of South P'yongan Province out to the Yellow Sea.
With a length of 438 kilometers, it is the fifth longest river on the Korean peninsula and the second longest in North Korea.
The Taedong River, with the Samgak River as its estuary, is generally deep and carries a large volume of water, enabling substantial transportation between the river ports of Namp'o, Songnim, and Pyongyang.
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 AQUASTAT - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
the Taedong River basin is internal and is the largest one within the country.
As the Yalu and Tumen rivers form the border with China, half of the average discharge of these rivers (10.135 km³/year) is, by convention, considered as external resources of DPR Korea.
In 1989, a project was initiated to build a 400-km-long canal by diverting the flow of the Taedong River along the west coast.
www.fao.org /ag/agl/aglw/aquastat/countries/korea_d_p_rp/index.stm   (1458 words)

 All Empires History Forum: Critically Evaluate Korean prehistory.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
That the Taedong River basin was one of the cradles of the earliest states in the world is proved also by the Altar to Tangun.
This implies that in those days the Taedong River basin centering on Pyongyang was the political, economic and cultural centre and one of the cradles of the earliest ancient states in the world.
Therefore, it is natural to regard the Taedong River basin, where the earliest bronze weapons in the world, dated to the early third millennium B.C., were found, as the cradle of the earliest state in the world.
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 South Korea - HISTORY
Neither of the rivers was considered to be sacrosanct by the ancient tribes that dotted the plains of Manchuria and the Korean Peninsula.
Choson rose on the banks of the Taedong River in the northwestern corner of the peninsula and prospered as a civilization possessing a code of law and a bronze culture.
The territory south of the Han River is relatively distant from the Asian continent; hence, the people living there were initially able to develop independently, without much involvement with events on the continent.
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 14th Engineer Battalion - in the Korean War
The second phase consisted of construction of defensive positions paralleling the Taegu-Ulsan Highway and a River Crossing Operation on the Naktong River for the 1st Cavalry, I Corps, Eighth Army and the 1st ROK Division.
They later conducted Ferry Operations on the Yesong River, also participating in an assault river crossing on the Taedong River in support of the 38th Regiment of the 1st ROK Division.
Considering the terrain, road conditions, the number of rivers and bridges encountered, and the time involved, all missions were completed in excellent time and aided considerably in the final rout of the enemy forces.
www.lewis.army.mil /14theng/History/KoreanWar.html   (3538 words)

 Search Results for Taedong - Encyclopædia Britannica
It is 30 miles (50 km) southwest of P'yongyang, on the estuary of the Taedong River.
It is North Korea's largest iron and steel centre, as well as a river port on the banks of the Taedong-gang (river).
The longest river of North Korea is the Yalu, in Korean called the Amnok.
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 ZUJI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is said that only those with the proper 'class background' and proven records of unswerving loyalty to the country's leaders are even allowed to live there, and until recently people with disabilities, the very old, animals, street vendors and even pregnant women were just never seen.
The most amazing thing about the river is the two mid-river fountains that rise to a height of 150m, reputedly the highest in the world.
Just across the mouth of the Taedong River from the dull port city of Namp'o stand the Nine Moon Mountains, the most spectacular peaks on the west coast.
www.zuji.com /dest/guide/0,1277,ZUJIAU|2743|2348|1,00.html   (894 words)

 "Naenara"-"Naenara" News-Historical Relics:Cradle of Taedonggang Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Yellow River basin of ancient China, the Nile River basin of ancient Egypt, as well as the Taedong River basin of ancient Korea, have traditionally been called five cradles of human culture.
The Taedong River basin was the centre of the ancient culture.
The Taedong River basin centring on Pyongyang abundant in national treasures is the cradle of national culture of Korea and the centre of politics, the economy and culture from 5,000 years ago.
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 CHAPTER XXXII, South to the Naktong, North to the Yalu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The main highway from P'yongyang to the Yalu River and the Manchurian border at Sinuiju forms the left-hand side of the V. Sukch'on on this highway is situated in a wide valley surrounded by low hills, about 35 road miles north of P'yongyang.
The Ch'ongch'on River at Sinanju, not far from the sea, is wide, has 12-foot tides, and deep mud along its edges.
On 24 October, when Eighth Army troops crossed the Ch'ongch'on River and the ROK 6th Division passed through Huich'on and headed for the Yalu, less than six weeks had passed since that army had battled desperately to hold its lines 320 air miles to the south along the Pusan Perimeter.
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 Pyongyang Metro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hyŏksin Line runs north, from Puhun Station on the banks of the Taedong to Pulgunbyol Station.
A major accident happened during the construction of a tunnel under the Taedong River.
This particular piece of tunnel was never completed; the metro network is now completely located on the western side of the river.
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 Lonely Planet's Guide to North Korea
One of the main monuments is the Tower of the Juche Idea, a 170m (557ft) high needle on the east bank of the Taedong.
The State Circus, run by the People's Army, is housed in a large circular building, and upon entering you'll probably be treated to the spectacle of the whole audience turning their heads as one to stare at the foreigners.
Just across the mouth of the Taedong River from Namp'o stand the Nine Moon Mountains, the most spectacular peaks on the west coast.
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 NKChosun.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As the tide gates have kept the river water from flowing into the sea naturally, water in the Taedong River has been contaminated and mullet that live in clean water have gone.
That devastating experience gave rise to the need of building tide gates so that river water could flow out to the sea, and at the same time the tide could be kept from flowing into the river.
The West Sea Tide Gates can be described as successful for the moment in the sense that they block the overflowing of the Taedong River and supply agricultural water to nearby farming villages on a steady basis.
nk.chosun.com /english/news/news.html?ACT=detail&cat=10&res_id=6259   (764 words)

 Korean War - 2id Kunuri history
The area to the west of KUNU-RI is a relatively low mountain range lying between the KURYONG River and the CHONGCHON River, which averages approximately four hundred to five hundred meters in height.
The rivers are slow and forcible for both men and equipment in various spots.
The roadblock was established in a culvert which crossed under train tracks on the left of the road and continued along a river on the right.
www.2id.org /kunuri-history.htm   (6298 words)

 North Korea - The Period of the Three Kingdoms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lolang's influence was widespread; it attracted immigrants from China and exacted tribute from several states south of the Han River that patterned their civilization and government after Lolang.
Kogury expanded in all directions, in particular toward the Liao River in the west and toward the Taedong River in the south.
Kim Il Sung and his guerrilla band utilized associations with this mountain as part of the founding myth of North Korea, and Kim Jong Il was said to have been born on the slopes of the mountain in 1942.
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 The Foreign Disturbance of 1866
Torrential rains fell in the mountains to the east that night and the heavy rainfall and high tide swelled the Taedong River to a level seldom seen by people before.
With unrest spreading throughout Seoul and a growing sense of panic in the royal court and the government, the Taewongun dispatched Yi Yonghui, deputy commander of the Oyong Regiment, to the banks of the Han River to guard against a landing by foreign intruders.
The Han River blockade proved itself ineffective and the French defeat at Chondung-sa forced Admiral Roze to reassess his position.
www.koreanhistoryproject.org /Ket/C21/E2103.htm   (4523 words)

 Taedong River --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Because of its deep water and the tidal influence of the Yellow Sea, it is useful for water...
It spreads along the Taedong River in the northwestern part of the country, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the Yellow Sea.
Rivers are also a principal natural force in shaping land surfaces.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9070887?tocId=9070887   (829 words)

 CHAPTER XXXI, South to the Naktong, North to the Yalu
The city is situated astride the Taedong River, one of the larger streams of Korea, forty miles from where it empties into the Yellow Sea.
In about half an hour he reached the river's southern bank and found that only one span of each of the two railroad bridges (each 3-span) was intact.
While F Company was trying to seize the railroad bridges over the Taedong, the rest of the 2d Battalion crossed the Mujin-ch'on and turned right toward the main highway bridge which crossed the Taedong River about midway on the city waterfront.
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 PYONGYANG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On Yanggak Island in the Taedong River, 4 km southeast of the city center.
In the west of the city, where the Taedong and the Pothong Rivers meet.
In the center, at the west bank of Taedong River and opposite Pyongyang Grand Theatre.
www.vnc.nl /korea/pyy-htl.htm   (287 words)

 Early Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But these rivers did not always constitute Korea's northern limits; Koreans ranged far beyond this border well into northeastern China and Siberia, and neither Koreans nor the ancient tribes that occupied the plains of Manchuria (northeastern China) considered these riverine borders to be sacrosanct.
The harsh winter climate also turned the rivers into frozen pathways for many months, facilitating the back-and-forth migration out of which the Korean people were formed.
The Chosn court responded to the invasion by fleeing to the Yalu River, an action that infuriated ordinary Koreans and led slaves to revolt and burn the registries.
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 NKChosun.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
So-called “shock troops” were mobilized to complete the tower body in 35 days at a daily pace of between 4.2m and 7m, and the attachment of marble on the tower body in 76 days, according to North Korean publicity material.
The Party Foundation Memorial Tower in East Pyongyang's Munsu Street by the Taedong River was dedicated in October 1995 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party.
It is built on Ssuk Island in the Taedong River with 56 pieces of granite, the figure representing the 56 North and South Korean political parties and social organizations that took part in the joint conference.
nk.chosun.com /english/news/news.html?ACT=detail&cat=10&res_id=4984   (615 words)

 Taedong River - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Taedong River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Taedong River - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Taedong River.
Here you will find more informations about Taedong River.
The orginal Taedong River article can be editet
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 Geom Mojam - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Geom Mojam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Geom Mojam (?-672) was the military leader of a short-lived movement to restore Goguryeo after its fall to Silla in the later 7th century CE.
After the kingdom fell to Tang and Silla in 668, he kindled an opposition movement in the Taedong River valley and in 670 established Anseung (안승) as the new King of Goguryeo.
Anseung is believed to have been the illegitimate son of King Bojang, the last ruler of the kingdom.
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 USS General Sherman Incident
In the Spring of 1868 the USS Shenandoah under Captain John C. Febiger reached the Taedong River’s mouth and received an official letter acknowledging the death of all crewmen of General Sherman.
Having anchored off the mouth of the Han River, and desiring to examine approaches to Seoul, Rodgers sent out a Navy surveying party on one June.
The survey party, while working its way up the channel (Salee River), was fired upon by one of the five forts which protected the approach to the Han River.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/sherman.htm   (838 words)

 The World Guide 2003/2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Between the 10th and 8th centuries BC several tribal states were established, of which the most complex was the one known as Old Choson, in the Taedong river basin.
Towards the 4th century BC, Choson developed into a league of tribes grouped between the basins of the Liao and Taedong rivers.
During the height of Old Choson, other tribal states flourished in the peninsula: Puyo, in the Manchurian region of the Sungari river basin, and Chin, which during the 2nd century BC appeared to the south of the Han river and was later divided into three tribal states (Mahan, Chinhan and Pyonhan).
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 Image of The Korean Peninsula - North and South Korea
North Korea’s capital city of Pyongyang sits on the Taedong River.
The city appears as a blueish-grey spot on the plains at the southern edge of a small range of mountains pointing to the north.
South Korea's capital, Seoul, is in the north, on the Namhan River.
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 The Early Choson Period   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Choson people originally made their home along the banks of the Taedong River.
The tribal states south of the Han River (which cuts through modern-day Seoul) paid tribute to China and patterned much of their civilization and government after it.
Because of the rugged mountains along the East coast of the peninsula and north into present day China, the Korean tribes of Koguryo, Okcho, and Ye remained free from Chinese occupation.
users.adelphia.net /~stankorea/old_choson_period.htm   (281 words)

 Taedong River -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Taedong River -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Taedong River is the river that runs across the capital of (A communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948; involved in state-sponsored terrorism) North Korea, (Capital of North Korea and an industrial center) P'yongyang.
Along the river are landmarks such as the Juche Idea Tower and (Click link for more info and facts about Kim Il-Sung) Kim Il-Sung Square.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/ta/taedong_river.htm   (115 words)

 Korea Is One: Nampho develops coastal environmental profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Nampho is home to the country’s largest international maritime port as well as the West Sea Barrage, an engineering feat that serves to close the Taedong River estuary as a reservoir for drinking water and irrigation.
Nampho is one of the country’s major ports with an eight kilometer long West Sea Barrage spanning the mouth of the Taedong River.
The construction of a dyke in the area resulted in significant siltation of the river, thus affecting navigational use of the area and increased the risk of ship accidents.
www.korea-is-one.org /article.php3?id_article=488   (534 words)

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