Are you planning for a DMZ tour in Korea? If yes, keep in mind that DMZ, located between the two nations – South Korea and North Korea, is one of the most popular destinations among the foreign travelers to Korea. If you’re visiting there for the very first time, read the following post and find out what places you should explore during your DMZ Korea tour:
Introducing DMZ –
DMZ is an acronym for Demilitarized Zone. It was established in 1953 during the Korean War. It’s situated in the area 2 kilometer north and south of the Military Demarcation Line. In DMZ, civilized access is limited for the safety of visitors. More importantly, this site continues to preserve ecology and historical attractions. Some of them are discussed below:
- DMZ Theater –
Upon passing the security check point at DMZ, you will be able to see the places like DMZ Exhibition Hall – comprises of a theater, Special Exhibition Hall, and many additional facilities. However, the theater may not fancy looking at but can help you know about DMZ better. Here, you can able to watch a short 3D film about the Korean War. Besides, you will see wonderful sculptures outside the theater; so enjoy taking beautiful photos there to treasure the memories of the DMZ Korea tour!
- 3rd Infiltration Tunnel –
The Third Tunnel or the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel is an underground tunnel located at the border between South and North Korea, extending south of Panmunjom. It’s actually 52km away from the South Korean capital – Seoul. The tunnel is about 1.64 kilometers long, 2 meters high, 2 meters wide and 73m below the ground. It’s believed that approximately 30,000 soldiers can move per hour through this tunnel. Being the restricted area, one must know that DMZ is only open for few tour & Travel agencies, hence booking early is highly recommended.
- Dora Observatory –
The Dora Observatory is situated at the top of Mount Dora and is said to offer one of the perfect views of reclusive North Korea from the south. However, binoculars are allowed here so that visitors can be able to look down into North Korea and also the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). This observatory is based on the South Korean side of the 38th parallel. However, it is the part of South Korea closest to the North.
- Freedom House –
Located in JSA – Joint Security Area, the Freedom House stands as the meeting point for both North and South Korea. This place helps both sides to communicate each other, holding offices like the South and North Red Cross Liaison Office. Setting the tone of interaction between North and South Korea, it’s an important sighting you shouldn’t miss out on a DMZ tour in Korea.
- Dorasan Station – A Gateway of Unification –
Being one of the northernmost railway stations, the Dorasan Station is based on the Gyeongui Line – around 700m away from the southern boundary line of DMZ. Though the station isn’t in operation, it stands as a symbol and gateway, giving the ultimate hope and unification to the Korean people.
To get the best out of DMZ tour in Korea, hiring a tour operator like Kim’s Travel is a must. So, why are you waiting for! Know the best places around DMZ beforehand and plan out the DMZ Korea tour with Kim’s Travel now! Don’t hesitate to contact us today and let us take care of your DMZ tour in Korea!
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