Stop and observe the impressive architecture of Triumphal Arch. The second tallest triumphal arch in the world, topped only by Mexico's Monumento a la Revolución, the 60 m (200 ft) tall, 50 m (160 ft) wide structure was built to commemorate the country's resistance to Japan between 1925 and 1945. Clearly inspired by Paris' Arc de Triomphe, it displays Roman influences combined with a three-tiered roof, reminiscent of Buddhist temple design. The arch supposedly contains dozens of rooms, balustrades, observation platforms and elevators, though these parts do not seem to be accessible. Bring a camera along to capture this imposing structure set on surreal large roads free of traffic. Make Triumphal Arch a centerpiece of your Pyongyang vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Pyongyang trip builder website.
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No traffic around, easy to get up and down, excellent views, and the football stadium is right next door which is also worth a look. We were lucky in that there was a huge practice session for their..... more »
One of the best places to get a 360 degree bird's eye view of Pyongyang, unlike the top of Juche Tower, you are allowed to take all the pictures you want. So for that reason alone, I would recommend.... more »
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