Landmarks in North Korea

Arch of Triumph

Pyongyang, North Korea
Arch of Triumph
Built in 1982, the Arch of Triumph was built to commemorate the Korean resistance to Japan from 1925 to 1945. Inscribed in the arch is the revolutionary hymn "Song of General Kim Il-sung." top

Kim Il-sung Square

Pyongyang, North Korea
Kim Il-sung Square
Kim Il-sung Square is a large city square named after the founding leader of North Korea. It is a common gathering place for rallies, dances and military parades and is often featured in media concerning North Korea.top

Kumsusan Palace of the Sun

Pyongyang, North Korea
Kumsusan Palace of the Sun
Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, sometimes referred to as the Kim Il-sung Mausoleum, serves as the mausoleum for Kim Il-sung, the founder and eternal president of North Korea, and for his son Kim Jong-il who succeeded him as the country's ruler.top

Rungnado May Day Stadium

Pyongyang, North Korea
Rungnado May Day Stadium
The Rŭngnado May First Stadium, or May Day Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium, completed on May 1, 1989. Its name comes from Rungnado Islet in the Taedong River, upon which it is situated, and May Day, the international labor day.top

Tower of the Juche Idea

Pyongyang, North Korea
Tower of the Juche Idea
The Juche Tower was built as a monument to Kim Il Sung and the Juche Idea, a blend of autarky, self-reliance, nationalism, Korean traditionalism, and Marxism-Leninism that he developed.top


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