Arch of Triumph

Pyongyang, North Korea

PyongYang Arch of Triumph
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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."

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Arch of Triumph Categories

  • Man-Made

    The monument is made of 25,500 blocks of finely-dressed white granite, each representing a day of the life of President Kim Il-sung up to his 70th birthday.
  • Monuments and Memorials

    Inaugurated on the occasion of President Kim Il-sung's 70th birthday, the Arch of Triumph was built to honor his role in the military resistance for Korean independence.
  • Superlatives

    The structure is modeled after the Arc de Triomphe, but it is 10 metres (33 ft) taller than the one in Paris, France, making it the world's tallest triumphal arch, standing 60 m (197 ft) high and 50 m (164 ft) wide.

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