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An impressive City centre square

This is the centre point of Pyongyang city and also where the massive military parades that North... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
London, United Kingdom
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A square like any other, just a little bit larger

You cannot avoid being and seeing this square during the visit to Pyongyang. When I visited the... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Worth a stop on every trip to Pyongyang. Some interesting building and sometimes some activities in the square.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Personally I was most impressed by all the painted dots on the ground - they were to mark the place were each person should stand during the huge gatherings to honor the leader. Impressive.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

This is famous in that every time there is a news item relating to NK - it generally shows the mass military parades in front of Kim Il Sung Square. So the opportunity to a visit the square and an to walk around was fantastic...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

This is the centre point of Pyongyang city and also where the massive military parades that North Korea is famous for take place. It is also the site for many of the Mass games rehearsals. There are markings on the floor of this city square...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LynsFrostee
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Beautiful town square on a massive scale but nobody is there which makes it quite spooky too. Defiantly worth a visit, shame there was no military parade :P

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This square is used for most of the colourful marching displays. The markings on the square show the participants their positioning. Impressive expanse for public displays.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Katesgrove
Reviewed 11 December 2017

You cannot avoid being and seeing this square during the visit to Pyongyang. When I visited the square, two days before the national party holiday, it was full with people who were rehearsing the performances. I visited the square several more times, visiting the Grand...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank dajanacesic
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Ever wondered how the crowd is in such straight lines when you see the military parades ? Have a look at the painted dots on the ground - each one for a person ! You have seen it on TV and now you can see...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank James H
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Since almost everyone comes to North Korea by joining a group tour (or at least has to be accompanied by a local guide all the time), this is a site that everyone will end up for a photo opportunity. Once you have pictures taken at...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Saricie_Q
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is the standard view that most people have of the DPRK or North Korea. It is a vast square where most of the parades are held. Worth a visit just to understand this misunderstood country!

Date of experience: October 2017
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hi i was there during the Liberation day and at night there was thousands dancing on the square.