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Address: Pyongyang, North Korea

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Beautiful arch though we did not stop at it unfortunately...

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!

Reviewed 5 November 2016
incahueca
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Geneva, Switzerland
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San Francisco, California
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366 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Mike G
Cairns
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is an ok souvenir shop and you get a pretty good look at the Kim Il Sung Stadium and parts of the city from the top. Worth a look, particularly if you are already in the area (Kim Il Sung Stadium is next door).

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Oslo, Norway
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74 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

It was built in April Juche 71 (1982) at the foot of Moran Hill to memorize the triumphal return of President Kim Il-Sung. 10500 blocks of granite were piled up. It is 60 m in height and 52,5 m in width. The four columns were decorated by embossed images. The years "1925" and "1945" carved in relief symbolize the years... More 

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Roma
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016

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 commemorate the resistance to the Japanese and that the word carved is the hymn of Kim Il-Sung. If you... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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243 reviews
186 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

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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Thank incahueca
Hong Kong, China
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81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Ran round this twice in the marathon. Impressive, if only to compare to arc de triomphe which it is so obviously trying to emulate. Enormous. Everything here on such a grand scale, to mask the undercurrent.

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Thank munchkin2849
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Very big arch very similar to the one in France it's big and arch shaped seems to be complete did not walk through it guess they don't want to wear out their arch so it should last a while hopefully

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Thank DavidB22
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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390 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

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.

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Thank amsterdam05
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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52 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

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.

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Thank Salman S
Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Of course it is bigger and better than the one in Paris and of course your guide will tell you that..

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