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A Less Attractive Version of Arc d'Triomph

Though it is slightly taller than Paris' Arc d'Triumph, it is not really as elegantly designed... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Saricie_Q
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Taipei, Taiwan
Great views from this historic building

We paid the entrance fee and went inside to ascend in a lift to the hall. Here we saw a film of its... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Katesgrove
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Pyongyang, North Korea
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Though it is slightly taller than Paris' Arc d'Triumph, it is not really as elegantly designed. This is just one of the numerous grand monuments all overall Pyongyang, built by its communist regime. Though it is not really that attractive, it is still a good...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

We paid the entrance fee and went inside to ascend in a lift to the hall. Here we saw a film of its construction. We climbed stairs to the balcony to get the 360 degree view of the city.

Thank Katesgrove
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Any foreign tourist will come to see the N.Korean Arc de Triomphe and memories will be immediately set on another world famous Arc! This is the higly regarded monument, tribute to the N.Korean struggle under Japanese occupation and their victorious liberation in 1945. One can...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

10 meters higher but I don't think its quite as nice. Magnificent structure non the less and you are bound to see it on your visit. As I have said in previous reviews these guys really do their monuments well !

Thank James H
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Similar in style to the one in Paris this is another one that I have come across in my travels: Vientienne, Phnom Penn, Rome. This one is rather bleak. You can climb to the top and get a panoramic view of Pyongyang. We went on...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

I don´t think it´s worth to go to the top. Go to Juche Tower, instead. However, it is a nice landmark, and very important, historically.

Thank Ana L
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Our Western tour leader was surprised to see the arch open and it was his first time to the top. The views from the top are great of the stadium and the surrounding empty streets. Inside is miss able. Entry fee is worth it.

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

If the tittle is a claim to fame, than it's famous. Built to be bigger the French Equivalent it isn't anywhere near as pleasing to the eye and is just a big cold monument. If only they had a Victory so they could march through...More

Thank RodGarnett
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

A very impressive structure, off course slightly taller than the one in Paris and far less traffic, we caught the Metro to this monument, DPRK can certainly build some very impressive structures

Thank David M
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

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.

Thank phinfogg
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