October 23, 2020

Kim Jong Un returns to North Korea’s “revolutionary” Mount Paektu on horseback

DPRK leader calls on citizens to "demonstrate the country's dignity and honor before the world"

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and top officials earlier this week toured sights around the politically-symbolic Paektusan area on horseback and scaled the mountain's peak, state media reported on Wednesday, in an ideologically-charged appearance which follows a similar visit in October.

Kim's tour of the site, which comes on the heels of a high-profile gala opening of the nearby "utopia" town in Samjiyon reported on Tuesday, was hailed as being of "remarkable historic significance" by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).