Known as the administrative area in the South Hwanghe province, Haeju is a city near the Haeju Bay. It is considered as a relevant port in the Sino-Korean trade.
During the Han dynasty, Haeju was under the control of China. It was conquered by the Koguryo Kingdom and was later lost to Silla.
It was during the Japanese occupation in Korea that Haeju was converted into a city level district. In 1940, Haeju was declared an open port and was promoted to full city status after the defeat of Japan.
Located in Haeju is the Haeju Airport and it is connected to Sariwon through the Haeju Line.
Upon visiting Haeju, make sure to stop over the following destinations:
1. Puyong Pavilion. It is a historical pavilion that has been reduced to ashes during the Fatherland Liberation War. A beautiful hall in the middle of a pond, Puyong Pavilion had been reconstructed to its original state by the people of the province and now stands majestically 33 stone footstalls fixed in the pond as is known as a holiday resort where you can enjoy a cultural relaxation.
2. Haeju Sokbinggo. It is considered as a historical relic in Korea. The Haeju Sokbinggo is a half-underground structure that is used to store ice.
3. Suyangsan Falls. Far out of Haeju is the Suyangsan Falls. This falls is located at the foot of Mount Suyang and shows a scenic view of the mountain. With a spectacular landscape to brag about, the falls is one of the attractions you shouldn’t miss in Haeju.
4. Sokdamgugok Rest Home. It is located in an area where scenic spots are spread to show the different seasons. Included in this area are the Chonggye, Ryogum, and Sohyon Pavilion. You can enjoy sightseeing and mountaineering enjoying the beautiful spots in this relaxation home.
The cultural and historical background of Haeju cannot be denied. Visit Haeju for a wonderful experience that fuses exciting sceneries and interesting history.