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DMZ - Demilitarized Zone

San 121 Eoryong-ri, Jinseo-myeon Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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  • DMZ - Demilitarized Zone
    Monica Williams
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    5 Mar 27, 2014

    US President Bill Clinton called it the "scariest place on earth." I don't know if I'd go that far but it is pretty amazing. Do. Not. Skip.

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  • DMZ - Demilitarized ZonePro 2014
    Mel S Wong
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    4 Mar 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.

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  • DMZ - Demilitarized Zone
    Kenneth Young
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    5 Feb 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.

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    Audrey Lo "@GogobotAudrey"
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    5 Sep 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.

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    Salman Hatta
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    5 Mar 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!

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    Georgina Iraheta
    4 Oct 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.

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    Jaak Treiman
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    5 Nov 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.

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    Rachel Patterson
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    4 Aug 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.

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    Jennifer Truex
    4 Jul 07, 2012

    Not to be missed, if only for its historical significance. I recommend a tour into one of the tunnels built by the North Koreans. Fascinating stuff.

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  • DMZ - Demilitarized Zone
    Loris Allen
    5 Jul 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.

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  • DMZ - Demilitarized Zone
    Yulree Chun "@GogobotLA"
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    5 Jul 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.

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  • DMZ - Demilitarized Zone
    Ryan Olmsted
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    For a glimpse into the secret side of North Korea, this is worth the trip. Some say it is a little dramatized but it feels tense in any case.

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    Lela
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    5 Jul 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.

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    Grace Byun
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    This place was a lot of fun to go to. You see the North Koreans on TV and to see it up close is so surreal. Great to see American soldiers based there. Overall, a great experience!

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  • DMZ - Demilitarized Zone
    Stephen Spector
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Amazing day trip from Seoul. It sends chills down your spine to be there and realize what a tragedy the Korean War was & still is.

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  • DMZ - Demilitarized Zone
    jonnyontheroad
    4 Oct 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.

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    ualfadawn
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    As you get closer to the DMZ, the bridges start to have explosives under them, so if need be they can be destroyed. There are telescopes that you can see into N Korea and there are soldiers posted everywhere.

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  • DMZ - Demilitarized Zone
    Celeny Da Silva
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    5 Jul 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.

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  • DMZ - Demilitarized Zone
    Za C
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    1 Dec 14, 2013

    Things you can see are articulated. And you can see nothing from the paid telescope.

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    trisha jean balangue
    5 Mar 03, 2013

    Talk about standing between two countries. The only parallel that is still existing.

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It may not sound like a place you would want to visit, but the DMZ - DeMilitarized Zone in Sokcho, South Korea offers a fascinating look into the history of the conflict between North and South Korea. The most heavily patrolled border in the world, the DMZ cuts all the way across the Korean Peninsula along a path close to the 38th parallel. This site on the DMZ offers a museum and a glimpse inside ... read more
a North Korean incursion tunnel. You can see North Korean soldiers patrolling and take pictures village on the other side of the border.

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