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An impressive City centre square

This is the centre point of Pyongyang city and also where the massive military parades that North... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
LynsFrostee
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London, United Kingdom
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A square like any other, just a little bit larger

You cannot avoid being and seeing this square during the visit to Pyongyang. When I visited the... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2017
dajanacesic
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Worth a stop on every trip to Pyongyang. Some interesting building and sometimes some activities in the square.

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Personally I was most impressed by all the painted dots on the ground - they were to mark the place were each person should stand during the huge gatherings to honor the leader. Impressive.

Thank GryVeb
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

This is famous in that every time there is a news item relating to NK - it generally shows the mass military parades in front of Kim Il Sung Square.

So the opportunity to a visit the square and an to walk around was fantastic and absolutely not to be missed.

As with most aspects of NK and Pyongyang there is a lot of propaganda spoken about most tourist attractions - but then again that's why we go there to see the place.

There are great views across to the Juche Tower

Thank Macca3820
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

This is the centre point of Pyongyang city and also where the massive military parades that North Korea is famous for take place. It is also the site for many of the Mass games rehearsals. There are markings on the floor of this city square that denote where people should stand during these vast national events.
The square is impressive for its surrounding buildings too.

Thank LynsFrostee
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

Beautiful town square on a massive scale but nobody is there which makes it quite spooky too. Defiantly worth a visit, shame there was no military parade :P

1  Thank Tarnya M
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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

This square is used for most of the colourful marching displays. The markings on the square show the participants their positioning. Impressive expanse for public displays.

Thank Katesgrove
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Reviewed December 11, 2017

You cannot avoid being and seeing this square during the visit to Pyongyang. When I visited the square, two days before the national party holiday, it was full with people who were rehearsing the performances. I visited the square several more times, visiting the Grand People's Library and the National Museum. I recommend highly both institutions if you want to learn more about the N.Koreans. The museum was full of the beautiful Korean art well displayed in the large exhibit rooms.

Thank dajanacesic
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

Ever wondered how the crowd is in such straight lines when you see the military parades ? Have a look at the painted dots on the ground - each one for a person !
You have seen it on TV and now you can see it in real life. Wonderful !

Thank James H
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

Since almost everyone comes to North Korea by joining a group tour (or at least has to be accompanied by a local guide all the time), this is a site that everyone will end up for a photo opportunity.

Once you have pictures taken at Kim Il-sung Square, you can tell your friends back home: "yes, I have been to North Korea!"

In reality, the Square is grand but not as grand as Red Square in Moscow or Tiananmen Square in Beijing (which, is the largest public square in the world). In addition, when we visited at around 5:30pm, there is almost one one in the square (and not many cars passed by in the 15 minutes when we were there). You can walk around, and take pictures of the individual buildings (like party headquarter and national museum of DPRK). However, you have to be in the view of your local guide.

Overall, a lot of nice photo can be taken in Kim Il-sung Square, so make sure that you have a lot of memory space in your cameras/phones.

Thank Saricie_Q
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

This is the standard view that most people have of the DPRK or North Korea. It is a vast square where most of the parades are held. Worth a visit just to understand this misunderstood country!

Thank gyanfernando
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