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Address: Pyongyang, North Korea

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Great Photo Opportunities

The way the monument was built provides lots of great angles for interesting photo opportunities. It's maybe not the most interesting place you'll visit, but it's still a nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike G
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The way the monument was built provides lots of great angles for interesting photo opportunities. It's maybe not the most interesting place you'll visit, but it's still a nice stop.

Thank Mike G
Ramsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Nobody does giant monuments quite like the DPRK. The monument itself is impressive with the giant sickle, hammer and brush of the DPRK Workers Party visible from distance. When you step into the middle of the monument you realise the attention to detail with the inside ring decorated in murals and scripture. The buildings behind the monument are structured to... More 

Thank Rhumsaa82
Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The monument itself is impressive and reflects the history and the propaganda too. According to the published pictures, it certainly looks beautiful during the day. Unfortunately we visited it at night when it was poorly lit! So, guess how difficult it was to enjoy it! This was another silly idea in the guided tour. Or was it made on purpose... More 

Thank incahueca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great monument to the party has lots of hidden features another great photo opportunity . We visited as it was getting dark so would recommend a tripod for those long shutter speeds

Thank DavidB22
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We went here and had a personalised tour and explanation of the symbolism of the site. We were then taken to a "gallery" and bookstore behind the monument. The monument like everything in DPRK is massive and overblown. If you have a clear day you can see all the way to the National Monument - we couldn't it was too... More 

Thank Kerrie J
Hong Kong
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

A grand monument. The guide did a good job in explaining the history and ideas behind the party. Also a good location for pictures.

Thank Yau Baby
Geelong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Constructed in 1995 consists of a set of murals reliefs that depict the history of the Workers Party of Korea. The huge sculpture of symbolic tools rises above the base and represents the farmers, the workers and the intellectuals. Quite a moving place for locals. Good for photographic angles depending on the sun. Worth seeing for the inclusion of the... More 

Thank Susie V
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 865 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The three huge symbols of the hammer, sickle and writing brush represent the workers, peasant farmers and intellectuals. The monument stands a full 50 meters tall. Incredibly impressive. You can get some great photo shots at sunrise with the monument silhouetted against the rising sun!

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've marked this as an average attraction because you go there, you see it and how big it is, a local guide says a few words and that's about it.

Thank bennySouthend
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

As with so many North Korean monuments, this is impressive from an artistic point of view. Hammer for workers, sickle for farmers and brush for artists.

Thank Ellie C

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