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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. To visit Tower of the Juche Idea on your holiday in Pyongyang, and find out what else Pyongyang has to offer, use our Pyongyang holiday planner.
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  • Juche Tower, along with Kim Il-Sung square, one of the two axles running through Pyongyang (the second is the monuments on Mansudae monument and the founding of the party). It is very characteristic of the building, visible from many places of the capital. In the middle of the Tower there is an elevator, which allows access to the observation deck (located under the flame). It is worth to spend € 5 and enjoy the wonderful panorama of the Pyongyangu,
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  • See, educated traveler and questioner, I ask you, what what Freud would have said of this proud building that shows off in front of the whole pyongyong? What impression, what symbol, what metaphor justify the erection of such building? Anyway, look at the names on the stones and see that the France was still dense enough relationships with the country. Agree to climb up the tower for €10 instead of € 50 what's already cheap because even there is no lift. Finally do not stay too long because this activity is all pretty lame sum when it lasts more than ten minutes.
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  • The tower is centrally located in the city. The elevator is quite small so you might had to queue if there is plenty of visitors. From the top of the tower you have good view ovar the city and you see...  more »