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Bigger than the one in Paris!

Modelled after the Parisian Arc de Triomphe, the North Koreans naturally had to ensure that theirs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
phinfogg
Grand structure on the Triumph Return Square

The Arch of Triumph is situated at the foot of Moran Hill and was built in 1982 to commemorate the... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
paullegate
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Pyongyang, North Korea
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modelled after the Parisian Arc de Triomphe, the North Koreans naturally had to ensure that theirs was bigger. An impressive monument at the centre of downtown Pyongyang.

Thank phinfogg
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The Arch of Triumph is situated at the foot of Moran Hill and was built in 1982 to commemorate the Korean resistance to Japan from 1925 to 1945. After the ride up on the lift there was a short video about the history of Arch...More

Thank paullegate
Reviewed 22 April 2017

While it's certainly a very big arch, it's not very beautiful during the day. But when we went to the Kaeson Youth Park in the evening, we got to see the arch lit up at night, which was much prettier.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

There is an ok souvenir shop and you get a pretty good look at the Kim Il Sung Stadium and parts of the city from the top. Worth a look, particularly if you are already in the area (Kim Il Sung Stadium is next door).

Thank Paul1978
Reviewed 19 March 2017

It was built in April Juche 71 (1982) at the foot of Moran Hill to memorize the triumphal return of President Kim Il-Sung. 10500 blocks of granite were piled up. It is 60 m in height and 52,5 m in width. The four columns were...More

Thank janao
Reviewed 9 November 2016

It is 60 metres (200ft) high and 50 metres (164ft) wide. Only when you see it in person you realise how big it is, but is not the most beautiful I've seen. The guide told us that it was built to commemorate the resistance to...More

1  Thank Daniel159
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Beautiful arch though we did not stop at it unfortunately... I wish we could but I did not dare to insist to our dominant though friendly female guide!

Thank incahueca
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Ran round this twice in the marathon. Impressive, if only to compare to arc de triomphe which it is so obviously trying to emulate. Enormous. Everything here on such a grand scale, to mask the undercurrent.

Thank munchkin2849
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Very big arch very similar to the one in France it's big and arch shaped seems to be complete did not walk through it guess they don't want to wear out their arch so it should last a while hopefully

Thank DavidB22
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This Arc is regarded as a major landmark and of course it is greater than....and full of symbolism, as are most landmarks in Pyongyang.

Thank amsterdam05
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