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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  • of the enigma that is Pyongyang. Pastel coloured buildings, interesting modern architecture, an impressive river walk. Visits here are booked and timed, as a solo traveller I was the only person at th...  more »
  • The Juche Ideas Monument is the standard place of the excursion program. At the entrance are plaques from friends around the world. From the familiar to us - warm words from the Communist Party and Suganov. Inside there is an elevator, lifts to the observation deck 150 meters high, it offers excellent views of Pyongyang in all directions. Next to the monument monument, three figures - a worker, a collective farmer and an intellectual with a brush.
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