The largest plaza in North Korea, Kim Il-sung Square takes central stage for military parades and other national celebrations. A massive area, the square boasts several buildings, including the national art gallery. On the opposite side, across the river, a landmark tower boldly overlooks the wide square. Some say the space can host over 100,000 people at once. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Pyongyang holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kim Il-sung Square and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Kim Il-sung Square Reviews
Worth a look just for the history of it all. Would've been nice if we could walk around within the square, but you have to look from a defined perimeter unfortunately. You can see the writing on the..... more »
As squares go, this one is quite unimpressive. Smaller than similar squares in Beijing and Seoul; less historic than Washington and Moscow, not as trendy as those in London or Paris. Yet the pull... more »
Awesome historical landmark. Very family friendly with a nearby playground for kids and mandatory public executions for the adults. 10/10 would come again
Wonderful place to worship our great leader. 3 generations of my family were killed here! Besides of course my cousin Kim Lee Hoe who was chosen at the age of 14 to be a sex slave for the great leader! It holds a special place in my heart and also my empty stomach!
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