Kŭmgangsan Tourist Region (Kŭmgangsan Kwan'gwang Chigu) is a special administrative region of North Korea. It was established in 2002 to handle South Korean tourist traffic to Kŭmgangsan (Diamond Mountain, the second tallest mountain in North Korea).
Since 1998, South Korea tourists have been allowed to visit Kŭmgangsan, travelling usually by cruise ship but on rare occasions by bus. In 2002, the area around the mountain was separated from Kangwŏn Province and organized as a separately administered Tourist Region.
Last updated: 05-23-2005 05:39:46