Monument to Party Founding
Munsu Street, Pyongyang, North Korea
Monument to Party Founding Pyongyang Reviews
Monument for the 50th anniversary of the Workers Party Apr 30, 2010
The Monument to Party Founding was build to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Workers Party in North Korea. All 3 symbols, the hammer, sickle and brush, are 50 meters high (about 160 feet) and the surrounding stone ring is 50 meters in diameter.
The platform on which the monument rests is 70 meters (about 230 feet) in diameters and marks the 70th anniversary of DIU which means Down with Imperialism Union.
The hammer, sickle and the brush represent respectively the worker, the peasant and the intellectual. The monument lays opposite of the statue of Kim Il Sung on Munsu Hill.
When we arrived at the monument, we were greeted by a guide, who explained all this information to us. Painters were busy with renovating the letters on the ring.
She explained to us about the symbols as well as the stone carvings on the inside of the ring. Perhaps not the most exciting place to visit, but worth for the bizarre & craftmanship of the monument.
As all the visits to the various sites were included in the tour, it was unknown to me about the costs. That's why I made them free.
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