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. Using our world travel planner, Pyongyang attractions like Tower of the Juche Idea can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Juche Tower is a symbol of the Juche idea (national self reliance, literally “Master of one’s self”) penned by Kim Il Sung. For 5 euros you can catch the lift to the top of the Tower for spectacul...  more »
  • The on-site guide told us that this is the talllest concrete tower in the world (I did not check). I would recommend the visit to this tower despite 6 Euros a ticket per person for the sheer view of t...  more »
  • An important landmark in Pyongyang. There is a lift to the top, which affords a great view of the city. Here also hv a gallery. 一個在平壤的重要景觀地標, 有電梯可直通最頂端看平壤. 天氣好可以看很遠 ~ 景觀非常棒. 這裡也有個畫廊, 可以看當地出色的畫作.  more »

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