Mt Myohyang, which has been famous since olden times as one of the eight scenic spots in Korea, encompasses a vast area of Hyangsan and Kujang counties in North Phyongan Province, Nyongwon County in South Phyongan Province and Huichon in Jagang Province.
Its name Myohyang came from the fantastic and magnificent appearance and fragrance of the mountain.
The best scenery is found in the New Hyangsan area, where there are chains of peaks and rocks in mysterious shapes with the Myohyang Stream in between, the beautiful ravines of Sangwondong, Manphokdong, Chonthaedong and Chilsongdong, and numerous waterfalls.
Queer and imposing peaks, enormous rocks, deep valleys, steep cliffs, densely-wooded forests, lovely fragrance of flowers, babbling creeks and chirping birds—all these go well with each other to present a fantastic view.
Many historical remains and relics, such as ancient buildings and printing materials, are preserved in the mountain, showing the time-honoured history and culture of the Korean nation and their wisdom and creative talents.
What adds more fame to the mountain is the International Friendship Exhibition House that houses gifts presented to President Kim Il Sung, Chairman Kim Jong Il and General Secretary Kim Jong Un by state and party leaders and persons from all walks of life in the world.