Tower of the Juche Idea, Pyongyang

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An impressive landmark of Pyongyang, Tower of the Juche Idea honors the country's "Juche" philosophy of unity, self-reliance, and self-defense. Take an elevator to the top of the 170 m (560 ft) tall tower to get a sweeping view of the huge city. The structure features a 20 m (66 ft) tall metal torch that glows at night, and 30 m (98.4 ft) tall sculpture of three standing figures raising a hammer, a sickle, and a brush high in the air. Erected in 1982 on President Kim Il-sung's 70th birthday, the monument lies next to the Taedong River, where locals come for a relaxing stroll. The structure is a must-see from its top. Using our world travel planner, Pyongyang attractions like Tower of the Juche Idea can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Take a walk along the riverbank and see this monument (the second tallest monument in the world). It is named after the idea of the first dynasty, Kim Il Sung. Located on the banks of the river, on the opposite side of Kim Il Sung (West Bank). The grid looks like the stone tower of the previous dynasties. The upper part is the torch that starts to shine. Was told that you could climb the tower through the ladder. But tell you that the trip is too good to reach the river's shore.
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  • The Juche tower, named after the ideology of Kim Il sung is over 170 meters tall and looks out over the river Taedong. It gives great views of the Kim il sung square, the May day stadium, and you can ...  more »
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