Kim Il Sung Square
Pyongyang, and the country’s main public square. It is bordered by the Taedong River, and some of Pyongyang’s most iconic monuments such as the Tower of the Juche Idea and the Grand People’s Study House, as well as the Korea Art Gallery, Central History Museum, and several important government ministries. It is where North Korea’s famous parades are held.
Kim Il Sung Square Travel Information
- In the late afternoons and evenings, children come here to roller-skate.
Best times to visit
Kim Il Sung Square was constructed in 1954 as part of post-war reconstruction efforts.
- Portraits of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin were hung here besides the portraits of North Korea’s leaders. But in 2012, the Marx and Lenin portraits were removed. These were the last prominently displayed images of the two that could be found in the country.
- Wikipedia article on Kim Il Sung Square:
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