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“what can you hang from an arch that tall?”
Review of Triumphal Arch

Triumphal Arch
Reviewed April 8, 2014

why lots of things and I imagine tourist wish they could at least get to walk thru it. Unfortunately most times it is under guard, why would an arch be guarded? Strange thinking in north korea. In any case it is not worth visiting,

Thank Jack R
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

This one is similar to the one in Paris, but 11 metres taller! I did not go up, but I did see people up the top. It celebrates the victory against the Japanese in 1945. It is on a large round about, but the traffic is usually quite light. Mainly public transport. It is near to a sports stadium and the Triumphant Arch metro station. Here is also a good spot to take photos of the Pyongyang television tower.
It was built in 1982, and sadly it is another example of wasting resources when they are needed in other areas of the country.

Thank Ilikethai
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

It`s quite similar to the one in Vientiane, Lao, but the difference is - it is not allowed to climb on it`s top...so just to make couple of pictures from car, passing through, is good enough.

Thank R0man4282
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

As you approach Pyongyang from the airport this is the first structure you see. It is the introduction to many colossal buildings in Pyongyang. As others have explained it is a copy, larger than the copy and has historic significance. What struck me was not the building itself, but the ease with which you could go into the street and photograph it. We arrived during the evening rush hour, there were few cars on the road but the lines at the bus stops extended 4 to 5 blocks. Everyone stood in a very orderly single file line.

Thank AdventurerBV
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

First thing about this arch: our tour guide never stopped emphasizing that it is a meter taller than the one in Paris...she seemed more concerned about this point than the fact that it was built to celebrate North Korea's victory in resistance against Japanese troops.

The narrator we met here was the most enthusiastic one I've seen out of all attractions, probably out of pride for this place. A big group of European tourists gathered at the entrance the day I went.

All in all, worth a quick stopover to witness a beautiful structure and with it, a glimpse of the North Korean psyche.

Thank magicscarf
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