Monument to the Korean Workers Party, Pyongyang

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The impressive 50 meter (164 feet) high Monument to the Korean Workers Party stands dedicated to the 50-year anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea. The monument shows three fists holding the sickle, brush, and hammer, which stand for farmers, intellectuals, and workers. The belt surrounding the fists symbolizes the unity of the leader, the Workers' Party, and the people. The site of the monument itself spans 25,000 square meters (6 acres), including a huge plaza in front that hosts dances and festivals. Nearly 15,000 square meters (3 acres) of park surround the monument site, which has more than 12 fountains and 50,000 trees. Put Monument to the Korean Workers Party into our Pyongyang travel planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Pyongyang.
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  • This marvellous monument to the foundation of the Korean Workers Party stands in front of red apartment blocks which represent a rippling red flag.  more »
  • Its ok but somehow doesn't have the magnificence of some of the other monuments in Pyongyang.. Even the local guide was struggling a little to enthuse about it as she went through her well rehearsed s...  more »
  • But have you noticed, or you have been told, that this monument is perfectly aligned to Mansu Hill displaying the cyclopean statue of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jung Il? And in between is the Kim Il Sung square? And that distance represents a historic day for the party and the nation? How much, too much, but still interesting symbolism. Nothing, but nothing here is left to chance
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  • Got chased by some guards whilst the Benny Hill music played. Before this I read a tale on how the glorious leader once beat the sun in a staring competition before being the only person to count to infinity.... Twice! When the chase by the guards had stopped I'd found out the much improved metro system managed to whisk my wife and kids to a hard labour camp. Silver linings.......
  • Went there to show supreme leader my worship to his kind... Ate a hot pocket while visiting and supreme leader thought I was eating his kind, too bad. Supreme leader licked the hot pocket and called it grandma. Grandma was then put into museum and was cremated shortly after. Great visit! Normal as usual.
  • Great place. Last Summer I went there with the kids. They loved it! Sadly we had to go because I coughed in front of the statue of our supreme leader. I wish we could go back. Those memories I will never forget.
  • I was chased by a bunch of men. Hehe these guys are funny. We ran for about 5 minutes, it was fun while it lasted. Would do again
  • This is a stunning monument probably much higher than Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London. It represents the Workers' Party and consists of a Hammer (Industry) a Calligraphic brush (Art and literacy) and a Sickle (agriculture) and in that order from left to right. That is the symbolism. Now look at the architecture. You cannot be under impressed by this if you turn up in the DPRK because by which time you would understand these hard-working people in a much-maligned country. The structure is, I believe, is concrete but that doesn't take you away from the stunning architectural beauty of it. Might look grim but so is Nelson's Column in London! It is on the built-up bank of the Taedong River.

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