Kim Il-sung Square, Pyongyang

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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.
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  • This is the centre point of Pyongyang city and also where the massive military parades that North Korea is famous for take place. It is also the site for many of the Mass games rehearsals. There are m...  more »
  • Beautiful town square on a massive scale but nobody is there which makes it quite spooky too. Defiantly worth a visit, shame there was no military parade :P  more »
  • This square is used for most of the colourful marching displays. The markings on the square show the participants their positioning. Impressive expanse for public displays.  more »
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  • Amazingly huge public space. Huge squares like this are rare in many countries, especially ones under capitalism where the land would be grabbed up and sold for a more "productive" purpose. The size of the square plays tricks on the mind- it is so large that it looks like an optical illusion.
  • Great place! I met many guards who told me I was going to be 'arrested'? I don't know what that meant, it must've been foreign. I was shot many times but managed to get back into my taxicab. They probably shoot guns to show their happiness!
  • So good i liked the time kim slaped my butt
  • Amazing place to respect our glorious leader. I had a little bit of snot inside my nose, so I did a snot rocket on the ground, and the authorities detained me for that. I’m currently writing this from a detention camp. Other than that, it was AMAZING.
  • Now this is a story all about how My life got flipped turned upside down And I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-Air In West Philadelphia, born and raised On the playground is where I spent most of my days Chillin' out, maxin', relaxin' all cool And all shootin' some b-ball outside of the school When a couple of guys who were up to no good Started makin' trouble in my neighborhood I got in one little fight and my mom got scared And said "You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air" I begged and pleaded with her day after day But she packed my suitcase and sent me on my way She gave me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket I put my Walkman on and said "I might as well kick it" First class, yo, this is bad Drinkin' orange juice out of a champagne glass Is this what the people of Bel-Air livin' like? Hmmm, this might be all right But wait, I hear they're prissy, bourgeois, and all that Is this the type of place that they just sent this cool cat? I don't think so, I'll see when I get there I hope they're prepared for the Prince of Bel-Air
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