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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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  • Great view from the Tower of the City of pjöngjan. There a not so many to say about... because if you are one of the only 5000 visitors per year in dprk you will see The tower. You have no choice. Eve...  more »
  • The tower was built in 1982, and a total of 170 meters, but the granite is only 150 meters. It is possible to ascend with the elevator (EUR 5). In front of the monument there are three figures, each h...  more »
  • Visit us on the tour. From the 150-metre high observation tower view over Pyongyang. Tour and paid 1,000 yen at different rates. To climb so high, but recommended.
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