Pyongyang North Korea - The Arch of Triumph

Pyongyang North Korea is full of monuments, statues and other forms of political propaganda. The Arch of Triumph commemorates Kim Il Sung's return to Korea after setting off to China to fight the Japanese. With a height of 60 metres and a width of 52.5 metres, it is actually bigger than its cousin in Paris.

The figures 1925 and 1945 inscribed on it are the years when Kim Il Sung left Korea and returned after having achieved national liberation. Also inscribed on this granite colossal monument are also the words "Song of Kim Il Sung". The Arch of Triumph was built in 1982 and stands at the foot of Moran Hill. Across the street from it is a tourist shop where ginseng, traditional medicines and Korean clothes are sold.

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