Hoeryong City in North Hamgyong Province lies along the Tuman River in the northern tip of Korea. Every year many people from all parts of the country visit Hoeryong.
It is not the mere scenic beauty of the place which had long been famous as one of the scenic spots in North Hamgyong Province that attracts visitors.
Hoeryong is the birthplace of Kim Jong Suk, an anti-Japanese heroine, indomitable revolutionary fighter and the most faithful bodyguard of President Kim Il Sung.
There is still preserved at the foot of Osan Hill a low-roofed straw-thatched house where she was born.
She spent her childhood in this house before her family, impoverished by the oppression and exploitation by the Japanese imperialists and landlords, crossed the Tuman, leaving the hometown behind.
In the long period of the anti-Japanese war to win back the country she never lost the memory of her hometown.
However, she could not visit Hoeryong again until she passed away on September 22 Juche 38 (1949), while conducting energetic activities to implement the line of building a new country put forward by Kim Il Sung after liberation.
Afterwards the people in Hoeryong erected the statue of Kim Jong Suk and Hoeryong Revolutionary Museum on Osan Hill in order to hand down from generation to generation the exploits she had performed for the independence and prosperity of the country.
Statue of Kim Jong Suk, anti-Japanese heroine, in Hoeryong