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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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  • We had blue sky when we went to the Juche tower and it was definitely worth taking the elevator up to the tower for a good view around. I found the guide who provided information about the tower and t...  more »
  • We got there just before sunset and just before the red flame came alight. Quite a monument and so tranquil in the city centre  more »
  • Great views but the smog was bad the day I went. The lift is very slow but worth it for the view (EUR5)  more »