The Arch Of Triumph
Crossing of Kaeson Street, Pyongyang, North Korea
The Arch Of Triumph Pyongyang Reviews
Commemorate arch for the Great Leader May 02, 2010
A bigger version then the one Paris, France. Pyongyangs own Arc De Trhiomphe, the Arch Of Triumph.
Unveiled on april 15th 1982, on the Great Leader's 70th birthday, it was to commemorate the the victorious return home of Kim Il Sung after the liberation of Korea from japanese occupation.
It towers 60 meters high, with a width of 52,5 meters and the gateway measures 27 meters high & 18 meters wide. On the massive granite structure are sculptures of jubilant korean people.
There are also 2 years above the sculptures, 1925 & 1945. 1925 was the year when Kim Il Sung started his fight for liberation and 1945 the year when he returned home. Inscribed in the arch, is the immortal revolutionary hymn "Song of General Kim Il Sung".
What I noticed myself while visiting the arch, was that hardly any traffic was allowed to drive under the arch. Most cars, city busses and bikes had to drive around it. Only a small number of cars drove underneath the structure. Most likely these belonged to important people or high members of the Workers Party.
Around this site, I saw a movie theater and the Kim Il Sung Stadium.
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