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Triumphal Arch, Pyongyang

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Monument Tourist Spot
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 RevoluciĆ³n, 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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  • Modelled after the Parisian Arc de Triomphe, the North Koreans naturally had to ensure that theirs was bigger. An impressive monument at the centre of downtown Pyongyang.  more »
  • The Arch of Triumph is situated at the foot of Moran Hill and was built in 1982 to commemorate the Korean resistance to Japan from 1925 to 1945. After the ride up on the lift there was a short video a...  more »
  • While it's certainly a very big arch, it's not very beautiful during the day. But when we went to the Kaeson Youth Park in the evening, we got to see the arch lit up at night, which was much prettier.  more »
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  • Told the people working it that was my niece's birthday! They came out with red flags and did a 21 guns salute! You should have seen the stars shining in her eyes as they gave a three tier cake to OUR GREAT AND ILLUSTRIOUS LEADER Kim Jong In! 10 out of 10 would go again!
  • Amazing structure with great surroundings. You'll see this after traveling on the underground station. North Korea is definitely worth a visit!
  • Booked a Trip to the wrong Arc of Triumph. Man was my family mad when I told them we were going to North Korea instead of France. They're dead now because of disrespecting the Great Leader so it all worked out in the end though.
  • How dare France steal the idea for this beautiful monument. I should have studied abroad in North Korea! This is obviously the original!
  • It's like our own participation trophies. We give ourselves things like trophies about "triumph" when we didn't win. It's like their own participation trophy