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Tower of the Juche Idea, Pyongyang

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Monument Tourist Spot
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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  • Entrance is 10 EUR, very windy on top. The view is great, no matter if smoggy or clear skies. Also the riverside below is great for photo shoots. Unfortunately I have made them, with my DSLR, which is...  more »
  • We had to pay 5 EUR to take the elevator to the top. I'd say that it's worth it for the great view. You get an incredible 360 panoramic view of downtown Pyongyang.  more »
  • This is an iconic sight in Pyongyang. There's a great view of the ice cream coloured buildings of the city from the top. Nice gardens and fountains at the bottom if your guide will let you look.  more »