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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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  • To dominate the center of Pyongyang thinks this tower of Juche ideology. A lift for 5 euro takes us to the top in a couple of minutes, you have a nice view of the city. We spend some taking pictures while the wind tries to get downstairs. Here, as in all places visited are the gift shop where we can buy a newspaper of propaganda at the price of 5 euros. Nice at night with a torch-lit.
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  • Climb to the top of the observation deck on the elevator to a circular panorama. It is advisable to attend in clear weather. On the ground floor there is a small shop with souvenirs and literature.
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  • If the weather is cooperative, I'd suggest spending the 5 Euros to go to the top. You get a nice perspective on how the city is laid out... even if you are prohibited on striking out on your own.