Arch of Reunification
|Location||Pyongyang, North Korea|
|Width||61.5 metres (202 ft)|
|Height||30 metres (98 ft)|
|Opening date||August 2001|
|Arch of Reunification|
|Revised Romanization||Joguk Tongil Samdae Heonjang Ginyeomtap|
|McCune–Reischauer||Choguk T'ongil Samtae Hŏnjang Kinyŏmt'ap|
The Arch of Reunification, officially the Monument to the Three-Point Charter for National Reunification, is a sculptural arch located south of Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. It was opened in August 2001 to commemorate Korean reunification proposals put forward by Kim Il-sung.
The concrete arch straddles the multi-laned Reunification Highway leading from Pyongyang to the DMZ. It consists of two Korean women in traditional dress (Chosŏn-ot), symbolizing the North and the South, leaning forward to jointly uphold a sphere bearing a map of a reunified Korea. The sphere is the emblem of the Three Charters; the Three Principles of National Reunification; the Plan of Establishing the Democratic Federal Republic of Korea and the Ten Point Program of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation. The original plan was to have a 55-metre pillar with three branches to represent Koreans in the north, the south, and overseas.
The plinth of the structure is engraved with messages of support for reunification and peace from various individuals, organizations, and nations.
The arch appeared on a postage stamp in 2002.
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