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Triumphal Arch, Pyongyang
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Stop and observe the impressive architecture of Triumphal Arch. The second tallest triumphal arch in the world, topped only by Mexico's Monumento a la Revolución, the 60 m (200 ft) tall, 50 m (160 ft) wide structure was built to commemorate the country's resistance to Japan between 1925 and 1945. Clearly inspired by Paris' Arc de Triomphe, it displays Roman influences combined with a three-tiered roof, reminiscent of Buddhist temple design. The arch supposedly contains dozens of rooms, balustrades, observation platforms and elevators, though these parts do not seem to be accessible. Bring a camera along to capture this imposing structure set on surreal large roads free of traffic. Plan your Triumphal Arch visit and explore what else you can see and do in Pyongyang using our Pyongyang trip generator.
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  • It is 60 metres (200ft) high and 50 metres (164ft) wide. Only when you see it in person you realise how big it is, but is not the most beautiful I've seen. The guide told us that it was built to comme...  more »
  • Issued to commemorate the victory over the Japanese. The model Is the Arc de Triomphe in Paris Stars square-just that the Pyongyangu is better, because a higher.
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  • Beautiful arch though we did not stop at it unfortunately... I wish we could but I did not dare to insist to our dominant though friendly female guide! 
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  • wtf it's just like the one in france, come @ me kim jong un
  • I took my family to this location yesterday and I have to say it was a great time. We ventured around the big pillars of the majestic monument and gathered round the big lawn to endure in a lovely Korean picnic. Highly recommended!
  • When I first saw ark, it remind me of the backbreaking pain of when i had to succ dick of great leader, and have never brush teeth since! There was also of conversation as the guards will keep you company, only breaking one of your ankles when you get to loud! Highly Recommend! 10/10
  • I think I saw a cheap French knockoff of the same arch in Paris. How dare the filthy snail eating, capitalist pig-dog froggies ruthlessly knockoff the great achievement of the great Democratic Republic of Korea. This is stolen valour, this is absolutely appalling.
  • True Korea arch must for visiting 10/10. Glorious memories recalled.