September 20, 2018
“I believe it won’t take long before the general public from the South can come here to sightsee.”
So said President Moon Jae-in as he reached Janggun Peak, the highest spot atop Baekdusan Mountain, the highest mountain on the Korean Peninsula, alongside first lady Kim Jung-sook and the North Korean first couple on Sept. 20. Here, they could look down on the famous Cheonji Lake that sits at the top of the mountain.
“Many South Koreans have gone up the mountain from the Chinese side, but I pledged to climb the mountain through our own territory, rather than start out in China,” said President Moon. “Now, my dreams have been realized.”