September 25, 2020

Party like it’s 1998: how South Korean tourism to Mount Kumgang got started

The story of how South Korea's leading dissident and a chaebol tycoon launched the historic inter-Korean project

Why does Mount Kumgang matter? And why is a lapsed tourism project, once the emblem par excellence of inter-Korean cooperation, now a source of strife between the two Koreas?

This article is the third – or perhaps 2.5th – in a series. You might want to read the other two before this one, if you haven’t already done so, for a better sense of the overall picture.