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Huge square with nobody there

Beautiful town square on a massive scale but nobody is there which makes it quite spooky too... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Tarnya M
,
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Heart of Pyongyang

This square is used for most of the colourful marching displays. The markings on the square show... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Katesgrove
,
Reading, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Pyongyang, North Korea
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Reviewed 13 February 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

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Reviewed 6 January 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 12 December 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...More

Thank dajanacesic
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Reviewed 17 November 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...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed 2 November 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...More

Thank Saricie_Q
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Reviewed 26 October 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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Reviewed 28 September 2017

At least, in size. Though, the monuments are quite nice, and if you are lucky enough to see a parade or a mass dancing event, it takes things to other dimension.

Thank Ana L
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

The buildings are really grand Soviet era style with grande facades. It was hard for us to visit as the parade was being organised the following day, so we had to make do with seeing it from the edge.

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Appropriately sandwiched between the Grand Study Hall and Juche Tower and flanked by party buildings, this public square features prominently in media coverage concerning the DPRK. Rallies, dances, and the world famous (not sure if that’s the right term) military parades all pass through here...More

Thank midway42
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I don't know why, but you can feel reality here. I'm really glad that TripAdvisor allows everyone to leave review for any place. It is really great. You can use minimum imagination and everyone will get picture of place. I can not find exact restaurant...More

1  Thank Andrijana I
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Pål H
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Response from d_taddei | Reviewed this property |
hi i was there during the Liberation day and at night there was thousands dancing on the square.
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