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Address: Pyongyang, North Korea

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Bigger than the Parisian monument

Built in 1982, this huge arch commemorates Korea's independence from Japan. If you didn't know you were in Pyongyang, you might think you were in Paris.

Reviewed September 19, 2015
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Lake Worth, Florida
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Lake Worth, Florida
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Reviewed September 19, 2015

Built in 1982, this huge arch commemorates Korea's independence from Japan. If you didn't know you were in Pyongyang, you might think you were in Paris.

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Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

A really well built arch with lots of interesting details. Another place that im sure that every group visits. A must to see. Lots of interesting buildings around also

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2015

One of the key highlights in Pyongyang. I was in Pyongyang for 4 days- some fantastic views and places to see.

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Thank Thelma010
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2015

There is no doubt about it - this is a totally impressive landmark. The architecture oozes power, pride, socialism, communism and overall, it's huge and imposing. With very few vehicles the coach could easily stop so that we could take photos. It was our first landmark in Pyongyang. It is the second tallest triumphal arch in the world, standing 60... More 

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Thank Roger T
Hawick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2015

really nice monument but didn't get a chance to stop at it only saw it in passing, a very noticeable monument in the city.

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Thank d_taddei
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2015

My son and I visited the arch as part of our tour itinerary. The structure is huge, and an unmistakable landmark in Pyongyang. It is probably the first attraction that you will visit in Pyongyang. We were able to take pictures from the area on which the arch is based. Be careful not to step on the verges when taking... More 

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Thank Andrew M
Hangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is probably the best monument of all of them in Pyongyang. It is in the middle of a circle of the road. You need a little bit of time to see all of the sides. Hopefully, the tour guide won't be pushing you in time so you can waste time at less important places.

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Thank Everette I
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

im just amazed about the detail and how massive this structure is. Its fairly new and a very prominent structure in pyongyang..

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Thank pao_otr
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Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Triumphal Arch in Pyongyang is a bit bugger than the one in Paris. It is in a very nice area if you would like to see how/where the locals hang out. There were a shooting range where locals enjoy their time, ice-cream shops (you have to try the NK ice cream), and families hanging out next to the triumph.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Pretty impressive. It was built in 1982 to commemorate the Korean resistance to Japan from 1925 to 1945. And my guide said that it is 10 metres taller than the Arc de Triomphe in Paris Inscribed on both side of the Arch are the year 1925 (left aide) - when President Kim Il-sung embarked on the journey to deliberate from... More 

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