Stop and observe the impressive architecture of Triumphal Arch. The second tallest triumphal arch in the world, topped only by Mexico's Monumento a la Revolución, the 60 m (200 ft) tall, 50 m (160 ft) wide structure was built to commemorate the country's resistance to Japan between 1925 and 1945. Clearly inspired by Paris' Arc de Triomphe, it displays Roman influences combined with a three-tiered roof, reminiscent of Buddhist temple design. The arch supposedly contains dozens of rooms, balustrades, observation platforms and elevators, though these parts do not seem to be accessible. Bring a camera along to capture this imposing structure set on surreal large roads free of traffic. Make Triumphal Arch a centerpiece of your Pyongyang vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Pyongyang trip builder website .
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One of the best places to get a 360 degree bird's eye view of Pyongyang, unlike the top of Juche Tower, you are allowed to take all the pictures you want. So for that reason alone, I would recommend.... more »
The Arch in Pyongyang may be 10 meters taller than the one in Paris, but there is no traffic driving around this one, nor is there an elevator or viewing deck on top of it. This one is 60 meters tall.... more »
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