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Triumphal Arch, Pyongyang

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Stop and observe the impressive architecture of Triumphal Arch. The second tallest triumphal arch in the world, topped only by Mexico's Monumento a la Revoluci├│n, the 60 m (200 ft) tall, 50 m (160 ft) wide structure was built to commemorate the country's resistance to Japan between 1925 and 1945. Clearly inspired by Paris' Arc de Triomphe, it displays Roman influences combined with a three-tiered roof, reminiscent of Buddhist temple design. The arch supposedly contains dozens of rooms, balustrades, observation platforms and elevators, though these parts do not seem to be accessible. Bring a camera along to capture this imposing structure set on surreal large roads free of traffic. Make Triumphal Arch a centerpiece of your Pyongyang vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Pyongyang trip builder website .
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  • Very impressive triumphal arch in Pyongyang. Friendly guides, and I'd definitely recommend visiting the balcony if you can handle a combo of stairs and the elevator. You can see the streets, Kaesong Y...  more »
  • I love Pyongyang and in this town is everything perfect. Triumphal arch looking amazing and much better than many arch around the world  more »
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