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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  • Although the grounds are well-kept and the monument impressive from below, splurge a little and take the elevator to the top to see the best views of Pyongyang -- you can see the Monument to Party Fou...  more »
  • Brought here as part of an organised tour. Fab views from the top, there is a bit of a queue to get the lift, small bar and shop in the base. Well worth it for the views alone.  more »
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