Tower of the Juche Idea

Tower of the Juche Idea information

Pyongyang , North Korea
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On the other side of the Taedong River from Kim Il-sung Sq, this tower honours the North Korean philosophy of Juche, and was unveiled to mark the president’s 70th birthday in 1982. Indeed, the tower is made up of 25,550 granite blocks – one for every day of Kim’s life until his 70th birthday. The tower stands at 170m and a trip to the top by lift (€5) is well worth it, providing a great view over the capital on a clear day. For the best views go in the morning, as the sun is still in the east, lighting up the western, more interesting side of the city.