Wonsan (원산, 元山市) is a city in the Donghae Coast region of North Korea.


This is major port city, naval base and administrative capital of Kangwon Province. It is an area rarely visited by foreign tourists.

The siege of Wonsan during the Korean war was the longest in modern American naval history.

Get in

By train

There are a few train stations connected to the rest of the country as well as the capital Pyongyang, including   Wonsan Station and   Galma Station.

By boat

Mangyongbong-92 ferry to Japan

There is a ferry from Wonsan to Niigata in Japan called the Mangyongbong-92 that sails 20-30 times a year. It is generally restricted to Japanese nationals with a current family connection to North Korea. The crossing takes about 28 hours.

By air

  Wonsan Airport is not currently available for use by foreigners, although Air Koryo do fly to Pyongyang and Chongjin. There are general plans to turn it eventually into a civilian airport for both domestic and international flights.


Songdowon Youth Camp
Chonsam Cooperative Farm,


Beach near Wonsan
Masik Ski Resort


Tongymyong Hotel

Go next

The Kumgangsan mountain resort is close by.

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