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#26 Pyongyang, North Korea

One thing most people don’t realise is how big Pyongyang actually is. It’s huge! As with most cities with 3 million people, it has its share of massive towers and plenty of residential areas. The most interesting neighbourhood features the usual blocky architecture of the Soviet era and is painted in colourful shades allegedly to keep morale high amongst the residents. 

The best view you can get of it is from the top of the iconic Jechu Tower nearby. What I find most fascinating about it is that if you look closely you can see the imposing Workers’ Party Foundation Monument (featuring a hammer, a sickle, and a brush) tucked in between the buildings. We didn’t get a chance to go there but this view sure made up for it.