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Boring!

These statues are old and boring with lots of cracks, rust, bird muck and poor craftsmanship. We... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2018
Shropshire78
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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Take a bow, don't argue.

An impressive monument of the eternal leaders. Nice to see how wedding couples go to have their... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2018
GryVeb
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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

These statues are old and boring with lots of cracks, rust, bird muck and poor craftsmanship. We took pictures of the monuments and sent them via GPS back home to the UK, and because there were armed guards in the photos the security people tried...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

An impressive monument of the eternal leaders. Nice to see how wedding couples go to have their photo taken in front of the monument. Also nice to see the school children in their cute uniforms bowing. You can also bring flowers if you like.

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

The most gigantic bronze statues of Kim il Sung and Kim Jong il in the country, and it takes nothing to go check them out. Absolutely rad, and can't be missed on a tour of Pyongyang!

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

One of those almost compulsory visits in any DPRK tour itinerary so it's just a matter of going thru the motions and putting up with the distorted view of the world being pushed by the guides. It's interesting just to hear what they say and...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

These statues are huge and are a big deal to the people of Pyongyang. We drove past these statues numerous times on our trip and each time we passed by our driver slowed down dramatically out of respect, as all the locals do. That is...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

The statues are really amazing and big what shows the power of their leaders (yes i know about the regime...), really impressive! Enjoyed a lot the tour!

1  Thank Joel D
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

The pictures don't quite do them justice on just how large they are. There will be people placing flowers at the statues feet in huge vases, that are about 4 foot tall and you will have the option to place a bouquet yourself too. There...More

1  Thank Tarnya M
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

You'll be taken there during any tour of Pyongyang for a group photo. Memorable barely begins to describe it, one of the most amazing sights in an amazing country.

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

Spectacular 20 metre tall bronze statues of Kim Il Sung & Kim Jong Il is possibly the stand-out feature of Pyongyang. Millions of Koreans visit here annually to pay their respects by laying flowers and bowing. We did likewise.

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

had to put flowers down but it felt good to leave some respect for the countries 'gods' and ex-leaders

Thank Keanan M
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Response from Irlantilainen | Reviewed this property |
You can only go with an organised tour. Beijing based and British managed Koryo Group is a long established and reliable company with multiple tour options. I toured the DPRK twice with them and had an amazing time.
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