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Tower of Juche Idea

Tower of Juche Idea in Pyongyang

The tower was erected on the occasion of the 70th birthday of the great leader Comrade Kim II Sung.
It symbolizes the immortal Juche Idea founded by him. It rises on the riverside of Taedong across Kim II Sung Square in the city centre. It consists of the tower, the trio group sculpture, six subsidiary group sculptures, two pavilions and two huge fountains.
The tower is 170m high(including the 20m-high torch). In front of the tower the trio group of a worker, peasant and intellectual stands holding high the emblem of the Workers' Party of Korea. It is flanked with sculpture groups. They depict the "Juche Industry", "Bumper Harvest", "Land of Learning", "Land of Longevity", "Juche Art" and "Impregnable Fortress". The two grand fountains were set up in the middle of River Taedong. They are 150m high. The top of tower body(150m high) which is served by a lift, affords a panorama of the capital.


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