Mansudae Grand Monument - here people place flowers at the foot of the bronze gigantic statue in respect to the "Great Leader" Kim Il Sung before bowing in line. On both sides of the statue are figures of people representing the Wars against Japanese and the U.S.
There are over 200 sculptural figures which on average are 5 metres high and stretch for 200 meters. Behind the imposing figure of Kim Il Sung is a mosaic figure of Paekdu Mountain, known as being the birthplace of the Korean people.
The group of soldiers on both side represent the struggle against Japan (on Kim Il Sung's right hand side) and the US (on his left).
The building behind is the Korean Revolution Museum which has no less than 4.5 km of total display length!
View of the Chollima Statue from the Grand Monument. Based on a Korean legend where a horse that could fly at incredible speed but always struggled to find someone to ride on it, this statue was used to encourage the people to reconstruct the country after the war emphasising the fact that constant work and innovation were required.
The Grand Monument, that glares into the horizon over Pyongyang, was erected on Mansu Hill in April 1972 on the occassion of the 60th birthday of Kim Il Sung.