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“Arch of Reunification more impressive”
Review of Triumphal Arch

Triumphal Arch
Reviewed October 2, 2013

The Arch was our first glimpse into the city after arriving at the airport. This is one of the many grand monuments you will see and visit in the country’s capital city.

This one kind of lacks originality, but impresses nonetheless. My favourite was the Arch of Reunification.

Thank product-of-canada
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is definitely a copycat of Paris's Arch of Triumph. Just too bad
the people don't have the personal freedom that the French have.

Thank travelskip
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is worth a 5 minute photo stop and is likely one of the first things your guides will show you. It is bigger, more impressive, and cleaner than the one in Paris. The guides seemed pleased to have a first-hand account from someone who had seen both. I didn't add that almost no one outside of North Korea will ever see this one, as compared to the thousands who flock to the French Monument. Like every other grandeur in the city, it serves as a testament to the wisdom and generosity of their supreme leader.

Thank yobei
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Many things in North Korea are built so that they are the world's biggest e.g. the May Day Stadium. This one is said to be bigger than the original. It is easier to take photos as there is almost no traffic in the city.

Thank Dzerbene
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

A massive structure in the heart of the city, built to be 'bigger and better' than any other Triumphal Arch in the world - Paris eat your heart out!!! Memorable because it's where the guides take you for your first stop in the city to impress on you the amazing achievements of the dear leader Kim Il Sung who apparently planned, designed and provided wise consultation on absolutely everything in the design of the Arch/the city/the country(and probably the world) . A foretaste of what is to come.

Thank Olwyn M
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