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Monument to the Korean Workers Party

Pyongyang, North Korea
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One of the most iconic structures of Pyongyang

The Monument to the Korean Workers Party is in the centre of Pyongyang and close to the Taedong... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
paullegate
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Luton, United Kingdom
It's not the most impressive place in town, but it's not average.

It's interesting but there are some great monuments in Pyongyang. The stylized hammer, suckle etc... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
William S
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Tempe, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Monument to the Korean Workers Party is in the centre of Pyongyang and close to the Taedong River, it is anything but modest. It is a huge and assertive granite structure comprising three hands holding larger than life elements of a hammer which represents...More

Thank paullegate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's interesting but there are some great monuments in Pyongyang. The stylized hammer, suckle etc obviously is not a new theme. It is however impressively large, as most party monuments are in Pyongyang. The associared picture mueseum in the complex shows the Dear Leaders with...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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...More

Thank Rhumsaa82
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!...More

Thank incahueca
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
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...More

Thank Kerrie J
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
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....More

Thank Susie V
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
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