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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  • I almost got killed by poop. In my tour of North Korea, I came across this monument. I was told about the symbolism of the hammer, sickle, and brush when I decided to start talking. I said that brushes belong to artists, not intellectuals as they said it. The glorious leader asked what I meant and then I showed them my own painting that I drew. It was a painting of the glorious leader and Trump eating piles of poo that were disguised as chocolate. I was detained and they gave me chocolate for lunch. The chocolate looked like poo so I said that out of generosity, I would give the "chocolate" to a lucky guard. The guards fell for it and ... one of the guards was poisoned. Ha. Get rekt.
  • Visited April, 2012 Someday, when North Korea is a more open society and tourism is more common, this monument will be one of the primary tourist photos in the Capital. Because, well, it’s so easy to turn what was meant to be a statement about the Party into an enormous concrete monument to.......”self pleasure”. And seriously, no one else has noticed this yet?
  • Once Vaporeon and I went here. If you look closely under the hammer, you can see an image of Twilight Sparkle under it. Later, I was approached by this man who asked for food and I told him no. He then jumped on top of the monument and screamed "Zack Galifinakis!!!!" at the top of his lungs, then died. His body fell down and I saw about 400 people run and try to eat it. All the people within the circle made the whole statue fall down on them. Overall, great experience! 5 stars.
  • 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.......
  • The firing squad were friendly and efficient. If you can retrieve my corpse I would love a funeral back home. Thank you for your attention.

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