Tangun is the father of the Korean nation who founded Ancient Joson, the first state in the Korean history.
The Mausoleum of King Tangun is in Kangdong County of Pyongyang City. It was rebuilt in October Juche 83(1994) and its plottage is 45 hectares.
Sculptures of the sons of King Tangun and his loyal subjects are standing on both sides of the stairs up to the peak with the mausoleum which is 78 metres above the sea level.
The tomb is on a platform.
There are stone table, stone incense burner, stone posts, stone tigers, dagger-shaped towers and stone lanterns around the tomb.
The stone table and the stone incense burner are according to the custom of the Korean ancestors who made altar and burnt incense when they held memorial services.
The dagger-shaped towers represent the lute-shaped dagger, a typical weapon in Ancient Joson. They show the might and developed culture of Ancient Joson. The outer surface of the mausoleum was built with 1,994 stone pieces to tell the posterity the year of its reconstruction.
The tomb is a 9-tiered regular pyramid with the top cut in the form of tombs built with stone pieces in tiers by Koreans in the ancient and later times. And the figure 9 was regarded as the highest and lucky number.
Inside the tomb are granite main chamber and corridor.
Two glass cases with remains of King Tangun and his wife are laid on the coffin stands in the middle of the main chamber.
A portrait of King Tangun is hanging on the front wall of the main chamber.
The Mausoleum of King Tangun is a cultural property with deep national character as it keeps remains of Tangun, the founding father of the Korean nation, has rich historical contents showing the developed culture and political, economic and military might of Tangun Korea and represents traditional tomb style.