Tower of the Juche Idea

Towering over Pyongyang at 170 meters tall, this megalith instantly demands respect. Named after the philosophy of self-reliance that directs the nation, the Juche Tower symbolizes the life of the revolutionary leader of the DPRK, Kim Il-sung. Built to celebrate his 70th birthday and designed by his son. Each one of the 25,550 granite blocks the tower was built with represent a different day in his life. Ascend the tower and stand on the viewing platform overlooking the city of Pyongyang, as you enjoy the warmth of the 45 ton iconic crimson torch above you.

After exploring the city for the day, the Juche Tower is a great chance for a final overview of it all. Or come enjoy the land of the morning calm before the city wakes up. The tower stands as a sign of the strength of the country despite the turmoil it has faced. Don’t forget to bring your camera and take the ultimate selfie or a picture of the tower with symmetrical buildings in the background. Learn more about the philosophy of Juche and come see North Korea with Uri Tours.