North Korea might not be a known destination for most travelers but my perception of this communist country totally changed after viewing the photos from my parents who recently visit there.
The communist symbol is usually associated with tools such as hammer and sickle. This symbols can be found around Pyongyang. The hammer representing industrial workers, hoe (instead of the sickle) representing agricultural workers and traditional writing brush to represent the intelligentsia.
The Juche Tower is a 170m tall monument dedicated to the Juche philosophy of Kim Il Sung. The hammer, hoe and brush are held together which means unity of these 3 groups.
This arch in Pyongyang bears some resemblance with Arc de Triomphe in Paris. This arch here is also called The Arch of Triumph.
The Pyongyang Metro are modern and beautiful. Note the beautiful murals and the chandelier that decorate the stations. I have to admit this is the most impressive subway stations I ever come across. The metro system here is the deepest in the world at over 110m.
From what I heard from my parents, North Korea is a clean, beautiful and blessed with delicious food. Communism is not a bad ideology after all. North Korea will definitely in my travel list in the future