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Tower of the Juche Idea, Pyongyang

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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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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  • of course the building is full of symbolic features. Nice view over Pyongyang. We were with a guide of het tower all the time. 
  • The only thing I understood about Juche is being self-sufficient. There's a bunch of plaques at the bottom of the tower from all around the world celebrating the Juche Idea. Its fun to spend a few min...  read more »
  • The bottom of the can to look for his own country's friendship with the stones. Payment to the top is worth the money, if not more so because of the elevator ride (there is no harm in it may be the last)
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