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Triumphal Arch, Pyongyang

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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3.1/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
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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  • This Arc is regarded as a major landmark and of course it is greater than....and full of symbolism, as are most landmarks in Pyongyang. 
  • 很西方的建築,對比附近一個具有朝鮮傳統特色、也是位於迴旋處的城樓,很有趣。其實也可以走近,兩旁還有賣紀念品的攤位。它的高度刻意要比巴黎的凱旋門高10米,達60米,附近也沒什麼高樓,真是鶴立雞群。 
  • Smack in the center of traffic. You can't climb it but its still a good photo opportunity. It is pretty big but kind of ugly. The local guides are very proud of the structure. 
  • One star only because Arch of Triumph has no meaning until Kim Dum Dum finally takes first poop. Then I will give it 5 star rating.
  • I bet they also have light shows there for the loved citizens! Everything is so great there! Except for the camps to punish people, and food made out of plastic, and the dictatorship but further it's all great! 😃
  • Such colossal beauty can not surely be seen in anything except when honoring our supreme leaders -visit Korea and the supreme leader will shower you with gold, our enormous wealth and prosperity is never ending (no food though, sorry) long live Kim Jong Un
  • Got a good view of Nuke tests from on top. Kim special permission.
  • I was finna take my girl to Paris but google maps got me messed up and got somewhere in China smh
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