The respected Comrade
In the history of President
It was August, 21th, Juche37(1948).
Out of his car and getting around the place, he asked the chairman of South Hwanghae Province what the place was for.
In response to the chairman's answer that it had been used for a merrymaking site of the feudal ruling circles, landlords, and capitalists in the past, he said that for their entertainment the feudal ruling circles had made such sites at the cost of the people.
He continued that despite the fact, it did not need to knock down but to keep well-preserved, therefore it should be used to educate the young generation with the spirit of hating them by telling how brutal the feudal ruling circles, landlords and capitalists were in exploiting our people and how dissolute they were in life.
He said that although it had been built such a long time ago, it was not discoloured, showing how advanced the then-architecture was. And he emphasized that it was part of heritage of our ancestors and could help to develop our architecture in the future.
With the nation-loving spirit of President
That day, he also visited the Singwang Temple, a long historic site.
The Singwang Temple, which is situated in Singwang-ri, Haeju, was built in 1342 in the period of Koryo.
On the arrival of the temple, President
After a while, stepping down the temple, he said that our ancestors' architecture was advanced, like making various types of pillars and rafters as if they had been in flying shapes. He highly praised that the temple was still solid and in good harmony of colour, especially not discoloured, even though it was hundreds of years old.
After finished getting around the temple, President
It was that day when President
At the arrival there, he said that he had heard of the famous Sokdamgugok and he did realize its scenic beauty. He recommended that a rest centre be built there so that our people could have a rest to their fullest measure.
The accompanying officials was deeply moved by the lofty popular traits of President
He looked out of the car at the view of Sokdamgugok again and said that all those were the people's property and precious heritage of the national culture.
That day, he mapped out an idea of turning Sokdamgugok, a scenic masterpiece, into the people's resort, and continued his on-the-spot guidance keeping back the officials' request that he should have a rest for a while.
A life and a day!
It was an emotional story, unable to speak unintentionally. The pains taken by President
Today, on the streamside of Sokdam stands a wonderful Sokdamgugok resort thanks to the warm love of President