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North Korea - Top of Juche Tower
North Korea - Top of Juche Tower
Published: 2016/06/11
Channel: R Dub
North Korea tour: Juche Tower, Pyongyang
North Korea tour: Juche Tower, Pyongyang
Published: 2015/04/07
Channel: kjerstih
View From Juche Tower, North Korea 3   北朝鮮 最新映像  북한 최근영상
View From Juche Tower, North Korea 3 北朝鮮 最新映像 북한 최근영상
Published: 2013/10/05
Channel: North Korea Vagabond
360 Video - Tower Of Juche Idea
360 Video - Tower Of Juche Idea
Published: 2016/06/11
Channel: Aram Pan
Mid-Autumn Festival Fountain Show at the Juche Tower Pyongyang
Mid-Autumn Festival Fountain Show at the Juche Tower Pyongyang
Published: 2016/04/18
Channel: Reuben Teo
Pyongyang Panorama View @ Juche Tower (and others)
Pyongyang Panorama View @ Juche Tower (and others)
Published: 2014/09/12
Channel: Tom Flieger
Juche Tower, Pyongyang, North Korea
Juche Tower, Pyongyang, North Korea
Published: 2015/05/08
Channel: Grant Gochin
Juche Tower - Pyongyang (DPRK) North Korea
Juche Tower - Pyongyang (DPRK) North Korea
Published: 2014/07/16
Channel: keith ballard
Dennis Rodman & Harlem Globetrotters visiting Juche Tower and Arch of Triumph in North Korea
Dennis Rodman & Harlem Globetrotters visiting Juche Tower and Arch of Triumph in North Korea
Published: 2013/02/28
Channel: stimmekoreas
Juche Tower - Pyongyang
Juche Tower - Pyongyang
Published: 2013/10/21
Channel: Carlos Freitas
The Juche Tower
The Juche Tower
Published: 2010/09/26
Channel: stimmekoreas
Pyongyang from the Juche Tower
Pyongyang from the Juche Tower
Published: 2013/05/31
Channel: AbandonedKansaiVideo
Looking over the edge on top of the Juche tower (DPRK)
Looking over the edge on top of the Juche tower (DPRK)
Published: 2011/08/12
Channel: nilov71
Juche Tower, North Korea (DPRK)
Juche Tower, North Korea (DPRK)
Published: 2014/08/18
Channel: Matt Kulesza
Pyongyang from Juche tower
Pyongyang from Juche tower
Published: 2007/11/14
Channel: nexxed73
DPRK Tilt shift - Juche tower looking at intersection
DPRK Tilt shift - Juche tower looking at intersection
Published: 2013/08/05
Channel: Squall
Tower of the Juche Idea, Pyongyang, North Korea
Tower of the Juche Idea, Pyongyang, North Korea
Published: 2013/11/03
Channel: anhp1234
Cycling around Pyongyang, North Korea - Juche Tower
Cycling around Pyongyang, North Korea - Juche Tower
Published: 2016/07/05
Channel: Young Pioneer Tours
The Juche Tower in Pyongyang, North Korea (DPRK)
The Juche Tower in Pyongyang, North Korea (DPRK)
Published: 2014/10/30
Channel: KTG North Korea Travel
Views of Pyongyang from Juche Tower
Views of Pyongyang from Juche Tower
Published: 2017/04/28
Channel: Where's Sharon?
View of Kim Il Sung square from the Juche tower (DPRK)
View of Kim Il Sung square from the Juche tower (DPRK)
Published: 2011/08/12
Channel: nilov71
North Korea - Juche Tower
North Korea - Juche Tower
Published: 2013/02/23
Channel: LoneSageR
Juche Tower in North Korea (DPRK)
Juche Tower in North Korea (DPRK)
Published: 2011/02/09
Channel: asianinfoorg
Juche Tower - Pyongyang, North Korea
Juche Tower - Pyongyang, North Korea
Published: 2016/02/20
Channel: Asith Mohan Mangalore
View of Pyongyang from the Juche Tower
View of Pyongyang from the Juche Tower
Published: 2012/08/15
Channel: crowd1011
View From Juche Tower, North Korea 4   北朝鮮 最新映像  북한 최근영상
View From Juche Tower, North Korea 4 北朝鮮 最新映像 북한 최근영상
Published: 2013/10/05
Channel: North Korea Vagabond
From the Top of Juche Tower (April 2016)
From the Top of Juche Tower (April 2016)
Published: 2016/05/21
Channel: Edward S. Lee
The Juche Tower
The Juche Tower
Published: 2013/08/23
Channel: Rett A.
Pyongyang view from Juche Tower
Pyongyang view from Juche Tower
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: Mihai Titienar
Juche Tower: Immortal Revolutionary Achievements of President Kim Il Sung
Juche Tower: Immortal Revolutionary Achievements of President Kim Il Sung
Published: 2017/04/15
Channel: Koryo Media
Juche Tower, Pyongyang, North Korea
Juche Tower, Pyongyang, North Korea
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: Donny Ferguson
Tower of Juche Idea 2
Tower of Juche Idea 2
Published: 2007/12/03
Channel: bywordhd
View From Juche Tower, North Korea 7  北朝鮮 最新映像  북한 최근영상
View From Juche Tower, North Korea 7 北朝鮮 最新映像 북한 최근영상
Published: 2013/10/05
Channel: North Korea Vagabond
Juche tower cleaning 1 HD
Juche tower cleaning 1 HD
Published: 2010/03/29
Channel: bankHDvideo
A view of Pyongyang from the Juche Tower August 2014
A view of Pyongyang from the Juche Tower August 2014
Published: 2014/10/10
Channel: David Heather
Memorial Stones to Tower of Juche Idea from Russian Parties
Memorial Stones to Tower of Juche Idea from Russian Parties
Published: 2017/03/28
Channel: stimmekoreas
17 Steps Of Juche-Tower Red Star Pentagram In The Rising Sun
17 Steps Of Juche-Tower Red Star Pentagram In The Rising Sun
Published: 2017/02/19
Channel: 천사
Juche tower skyview 2
Juche tower skyview 2
Published: 2010/03/29
Channel: bankHDvideo
[DPRK History] Tower of the Juche Idea
[DPRK History] Tower of the Juche Idea
Published: 2017/01/21
Channel: Koryo Media
North Korea Pyongyang Panoramic View from Juche Tower.mpg
North Korea Pyongyang Panoramic View from Juche Tower.mpg
Published: 2010/12/14
Channel: passwordforgetter
Pyongyang, DPRK from the Juche Tower
Pyongyang, DPRK from the Juche Tower
Published: 2012/10/10
Channel: Simpleburger1968
View From Juche Tower, North Korea 6   北朝鮮 最新映像  북한 최근영상
View From Juche Tower, North Korea 6 北朝鮮 最新映像 북한 최근영상
Published: 2013/10/05
Channel: North Korea Vagabond
North Korea - Pyongyang panorama views from Juche Tower
North Korea - Pyongyang panorama views from Juche Tower
Published: 2013/09/13
Channel: glennaldosf
Juche Tower
Juche Tower
Published: 2016/11/02
Channel: Top Picnic Spots in North Korea
Juche tower - bicycle 5 HD
Juche tower - bicycle 5 HD
Published: 2010/03/29
Channel: bankHDvideo
Grand view of Pyongyang from the top of the Juche tower (DPRK)
Grand view of Pyongyang from the top of the Juche tower (DPRK)
Published: 2011/08/12
Channel: nilov71
Juche tower pyongyangplaza HD
Juche tower pyongyangplaza HD
Published: 2010/03/29
Channel: bankHDvideo
Juche Tower Pyongyang
Juche Tower Pyongyang
Published: 2007/12/31
Channel: roadministry
Music at the Juche Tower
Music at the Juche Tower
Published: 2010/07/15
Channel: alexrossny
View From Juche Tower, North Korea 1   北朝鮮 最新映像  북한 최근영상
View From Juche Tower, North Korea 1 北朝鮮 最新映像 북한 최근영상
Published: 2013/10/05
Channel: North Korea Vagabond
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Juche Tower
Tower of Juche Idea, Pyongyang, North Korea (2909246855).jpg
Juche Tower at night
Juche Tower is located in Pyongyang
Juche Tower
Location in Pyongyang
Location Pyongyang, North Korea
Designer Kim Jong-il (disputed)
Material Granite and white stone
Height 170 metres (560 ft)
Completion date 1982 (1982)
Dedicated to Juche ideology
Juche Tower
Chosŏn'gŭl 주체사상탑
Hancha 主體思想塔
Revised Romanization Juche Sasangtap
McCune–Reischauer Chuch'e Sasangt'ap

The Juche Tower (more formally, Tower of the Juche Ideology) is a monument in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, named after the ideology of Juche introduced by its first leader Kim Il-sung.

Background[edit]

The Tower is situated on the east bank of the River Taedong, directly opposite Kim Il-sung Square on the west bank. It was built to commemorate Kim Il-sung's 70th birthday. Although his son and successor Kim Jong-il is officially credited as its designer,[1] interviews with former North Korean officials contradict this assertion.[2]

The 170-metre (560 ft) structure is a four-sided tapering 150-metre (490 ft) spire – the tallest in granite – containing 25,550 blocks[3] (365 × 70: one for each day of Kim Il-sung's life, excluding supplementary days for leap years), dressed in white stone with seventy dividers and capped with a 20-metre (66 ft)-high 45-ton illuminated metal torch. It is possible to ascend the tower by elevator and there are wide views over Pyongyang from the viewing platform just below the torch.

At its base, there are reception rooms where videos explaining the tower's ideological importance are sometimes shown. It is presumed to be modelled on the Washington Monument, which it surpasses in height by less than a meter.[4] The Juche Tower is the second tallest monumental column in the world after the San Jacinto Monument, which is 2.9 metres (9.5 ft) taller.

Associated with the tower is a 30-metre (98 ft)-high statue consisting of three idealised figures each holding a tool – a hammer (the worker); a sickle (the peasant); and a writing brush (the "working intellectual") – in a classic communistic-style reminiscent of the Soviet statue Worker and Kolkhoz Woman. The three tools form the insignia on the flag of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea. There are also six smaller groups of figures, each 10 metres (33 ft) high, that symbolize other aspects of Juche ideology.

A wall carrying 82 friendship plaques from foreign supporters and Juche study groups forms part of the Tower.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Coonan, Clifford (21 October 2006). "Kim Jong Il, the tyrant with a passion for wine, women and the bomb". The Independent. Retrieved 11 October 2008. 
  2. ^ Martin, Bradly K. (2004). Under The Loving Care of The Fatherly Leader. Macmillan. p. 626. ISBN 0-312-32221-6. 
  3. ^ http://www.lonelyplanet.com/north-korea/pyongyang/sights/landmarks-monuments/tower-juche-idea
  4. ^ McCormack, Gavan (2004). Target North Korea: Pushing North Korea to the Brink of Nuclear Catastrophe. Nation Books. p. 59. ISBN 1-560-25557-9. 

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Coordinates: 39°1′3.52″N 125°45′48.05″E / 39.0176444°N 125.7633472°E / 39.0176444; 125.7633472

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