Moran Hill in Pyongyang has a lot of historical relics, showing distinguished wisdom and talents of the Korean Nation.
Old buildings and remains of castle on the hill dating back to Koguryo Kingdom (B.C. 277-A.D. 668) have been preserved in their original state, under the Workers’ Party of Korea’s policy of preserving the nation’s cultural heritage.
Kim Yong Chol, director of the Pyongyang City Management Office for the Preservation of National Heritage said that President Kim Il Sung gave an important teaching in September 1946 as regards the preservation of historical sites and remains on Moran Hill.
Most of them were roughly destroyed or burnt out by bombing during the Korean War, when U.S. troops destroyed almost the whole city ignoring its historical remains.
Later, historical buildings such as Ulmil, Choesung, Chongryu, Pubyok pavilions and Jongum, Hyonmu and Chilsong gates were repaired and rebuilt.
Artists and experts of the office have devoted their efforts to preserving he historical sites and relics on the hill for decades.
The office conducts the colorful painting and other maintenance work for all the historical sites and relics on a scientific and normal basis with attention put on educating visitors to the hill in the spirit of taking good care of the sites and relics, he added.