Mural Tomb in Susan-ri

Built in the late fifth century, it is the tomb of a feudal noble of Koguryo. It is situated in Kangso District, Nampho, about 4 km southwest of the seat of Susan-ri.

The mound is square, and the coffin chamber consists of a passageway and an inner chamber.

The passageway is 4.5 m long, 1.6 m wide and 1.8 m high, and the inner chamber is 3.2 m long both from east to west and from south to north and 4.1 m high.

On the walls of the tomb are murals portraying figures and customs; they are so delicate, refined, beautiful and vivid that they look as if they were painted just a few minutes ago.

Foreign tourists can get a chance to see the tomb on their way to the tourist destination, West Sea Barrage, and learn about the high level of culture in the period of Koguryo.

In the vicinity of the tomb, several renowned Koguryo’s mural tombs are distributed−Kangso Three Tombs and Tokhung-ri Mural Tomb on the east, Yaksu-ri Mural Tomb on the southeast and Two-Pillar Tomb and Ryonggang Large Tomb on the south.

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