Top things to do in Ji'an

Top Choice Ruins in Ji'an

Wándū Mountain City

First built in AD 3, this city became capital of the Koguryo kingdom in 209, after the fall of the first capital, Guonei city (on the site of present-day Jí’ān). There’s little left of the original buildings, but th…
Tomb in Ji'an

Hǎotàiwáng Stele

Inscribed with 1775 Chinese characters, the Hǎotàiwáng Stele, a 6m-tall stone slab that dates to AD 415, records the accomplishments of Koguryo king Tan De (374–412), known as Hǎotàiwáng. The surface is blackened fr…
Tomb in Ji'an

Cemetery of Noblemen at Yǔshān

Scattered about a small gated park lie the stone crypts of various Koguryo-kingdom noblemen. You can enter and explore Tomb No 5 (wait for the guide) via a creepy descent underground. As your eyes adjust to the ligh…
Museum in Ji'an

Jí’ān Museum

The sleek museum sports a brown stone base and a glass top with sails that open up like leaves. It features a small display of artefacts from the Koguryo era with good English captions. A lovely park with stone foun…
Tomb in Ji'an

Jiāngjūnfén (General’s Tomb)

One of the largest pyramid-like structures in the region, the 12m-tall Jiāngjūnfén was built during the 4th century for a Koguryo ruler. The nearby smaller tomb is the resting place of a family member. The site is s…
Waterfront in Ji'an

Riverside Plaza

This lively modern waterfront park features riverside decks where you can view North Korea across the Yālù River. You can also take a boat ride along the river (¥50, 40 minutes). The park is stretched out along Yanj…