Kim Il-sung Square, Pyongyang

3.5
The largest plaza in North Korea, Kim Il-sung Square takes central stage for military parades and other national celebrations. A massive area, the square boasts several buildings, including the national art gallery. On the opposite side, across the river, a landmark tower boldly overlooks the wide square. Some say the space can host over 100,000 people at once. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Pyongyang holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kim Il-sung Square and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Create an itinerary including Kim Il-sung Square
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Kim Il-sung Square Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
149 reviews
Google
3.2
TripAdvisor
  • Visiting Pyongyang this is alway on the list of must see attractions. These bronze statues of North Korea leaders are really spectacular.  more »
  • The main square, worth seeing and your likely first stop on arrival. Gives a good idea of what you are in for on the rest of the trip. Bit bleak and mainly tourists and their guides there, but some lo...  more »
Google
  • Our glorious leader though not here in the physical shall always be remembered in our very hearts. We must remember to thank our dear supreme leader every day even as clouds block out the beams of his brilliance. The true sacrifice made by the people who have their heads chopped off every day in the center is truly mind blowing and their dedication to their god must me admired. FOR THE REVOLUTION.
  • Ok so basically I got a permanent face transplant here. Looking great. Costs a few bullets though. But other than that it was great. 10/10 would go again!
Places to stay near Kim Il-sung Square

Plan your trip to Pyongyang

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Pyongyang

View all >
4.3
Duration: 30​min
2.8
Duration: 1​h
3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Pyongyang

5.0
Duration: 1​h
3.8
Duration: 4​h
2.6
Duration: 30​min
4.0
Duration: 1​h

Nearby attractions in Pyongyang

5.0
Duration: 4​h
3.3
Duration: 30​min
4.0
Duration: 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Pyongyang

3.2
Duration: 2​h
1.0
Duration: 2​h

Golf in Pyongyang

3.5
Duration: 3​h 30​min

Museums in Pyongyang

1.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min