DMZ - Demilitarized Zone
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- DMZ - Demilitarized ZoneMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Mar 06, 2014
We enjoyed our visit to the DMZ where we got a chance to experience the tunnel and to learn more about the history and relationships between the North and the South.Recommended for:
- DMZ - Demilitarized ZoneMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Feb 28, 2014
The DMZ is an impressive sight to see. The tour is interesting and includes going into the conference room that lies across the line. So one can literally stand in North Korea.
The ROK guards are impressive with their stance and demeanor.
- DMZ - Demilitarized ZoneCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 6Sep 25, 2013
One of the most intriguing places I have ever been to. If you are in Korea you must make a trip here and experience the tension between the North and South and really live first-hand a little piece of history in front of you. You must come here.Recommended for:
- DMZ - Demilitarized ZoneMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Mar 14, 2013
If ever in Seoul, this is a must-do. The demilitarized zone is the closest you'll get to visiting North Korea as you can from South Korea, and it's super interesting what you'll see and learn there regarding the two countries' conflicts. The guards stationed there are posing just for show and don't actually stay there when tourists aren't around. Glad they were in my picture though!
- DMZ - Demilitarized ZoneOct 02, 2013
Strange... Really don't know how to describe it. I have mixed feeling about it. The Dorsan Station was my favorite part because it implies hope. I'm glad I did it though. I definitively recommend doing some reading about the Korean War and the history between North and South Korea so you can fully understand where is that you are standing and the significance it had.Recommended for:
- DMZ - Demilitarized ZoneMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 24, 2012
A reminder of the nearly forgotten war, a tour through one of the underground tunnels is not only a reminder but a reality check. For those looking for different stamps in their passports, the DMZ has its own stamp.
- DMZ - Demilitarized ZoneMember ofFoodiesBackpackersAdventure TravelersAug 06, 2012
Panmunjom, or the Joint Security Area, is within the DMZ and is one of the strangest places I have ever been. Seeing the South Korean soldiers facing off against the North (and a North Korean guy staring at you through binoculars) is chilling and tense. If you really want to get a good feeling for the situation between North and South Korea, come here.
- DMZ - Demilitarized ZoneJul 05, 2012
Was very interesting to visit. Not so nice that you had to sign papers that if you were shot at nad anything happened they were no responsible for you. Spent a whole day here. We were loaded onto a bus and taken on a tour. They told us when an when not we could take photos. It was very cold the day we were there and there was snow on the ground.
- DMZ - Demilitarized ZoneMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Jul 05, 2012
Get a taste for the "Forgotten War," at the border of North and South Korea. Technically, they are still at war and you will feel varied emotions as you visit this area. Everything on the DMZ is on pause yet life has moved on all around it -- so weird and intriguing.
I'd recommend taking a bus tour that takes you around the neighborhood, different stations and also takes you to a visit to one of the underground tunnels the North Koreans dug to get to the South.
- DMZ - Demilitarized ZoneMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 05, 2012
Probably one of the best places I've been to while in Korea. The tour with the USO is amazing and definitely worth the money. There is so much history here and so much to be learned. Definitely worth a trip.Recommended for:
- DMZ - Demilitarized ZoneOct 02, 2013
FYI the DMZ divides the entire peninsula, and there are multiple locations to visit.
This location is the DMZ in Sokcho, NOT the DMZ north of Seoul at Panmunjom. It's not as often visited, and has some unique and interesting sights. Panmunjom (closer to Seoul) is the UN headquarters straddling the disputed border, where tensions run extremely high and North Korean soldiers stand guard meters away.
- DMZ - Demilitarized ZoneMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersWellness+ 4Jul 03, 2012
What an intriguing sight! It is one of the most unusual sites on the planet. Along the Han River, miles of barbwire and several military bases split the north and south. After entering the complex, the first stop is at the war museum and the 3rd tunnel, where photos are strictly prohibited. Next is this military/observatory base from where guests are allowed to photograph the DPRK landscape and/or arguably of its propaganda village; however, photos can only be taken from behind a yellow line that sits about 5 meters behind a 2 meters high wall! Finally, the most remarkable site is the ‘Dorasan Station’, a modern, spacious train station constructed in preparation for the day that trains can run freely from Seoul in the South to Pyeongyang in the North. It is shocking to realize South Korea has become an island after being blocked from the landmass.