Ho­ery­ong To­day

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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

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