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Panmunjom

Jinseo-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
02-755-0073
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Ranked #1 of 33 attractions in Paju
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities
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Jakarta
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Korean DMZ now claims the title as the most heavily guarded border in the world. This place is a must-visit place, if you really want to see is that true, what you see in movies, Youtube videos and other publications- about South and North Korea tension. In order to go here, you have to contact the tour agency. Many... More

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Troy, Michigan
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112 reviews 112 reviews
29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

If you ever seen movies about the South and the North tensions and wars, this is the place where you see real South Koreans and North Koreans face à face, and of course the US presence in the area is obvious too. it has been over 55 years the war took place between the North and south and their allies,... More

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Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Make sure to book a tour with JSA in the itinerary. I booked the tour with tourdmz, but basically, all tourist agencies with the JSA in their itinerary are credible ones. The JSA tour is where you actually get to step on North Korean ground. Our itinerary was <9:00 am Lotte Hotel – War Memorial Museum - Lunch – ID... More

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Pyongyang, North Korea
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you are visiting Korea (both North and South) it is a must. Frankly, I enjoyed it better from the North, as the visit from Seoul is organized by American soldier and you have the feeling of being in a very bad b-movie. Strange to say, this is perhaps a place where the pressure of the propaganda against the "other... More

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Sydney, Australia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
123 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

THIS PART OF THE TOUR NEEDS TO BE BOOKED 4 DAYS IN ADVANCE! book as soon as you get to seoul Passport required - you get checked along the way I would really recommend to do this tour up to the most North part of South Korea you can get to (without getting shot!) surprisingly, this is one of the... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I went on the Cosmojin JSA tour which has to be booked about 5 days in advance. The guide on our bus was informative but spoke rather fast which didn't make for easy comprehension. I found the drive interesting as once you are out of Seoul there is a lot of barbed wire and guard posts along the river,no more... More

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Paris, France
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

strengths: walking in the 3rd tunnel and visiting the train station; the historical movie of 8 minutes is interesting and enables to put you in the political context between the two Korea leasts: much too repressive and policefull; too many side business such as 3 stops for shopping

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Seoul, South Korea
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Its only ok if you go there once, and after that, thats pretty much it..... I mean, all the hype about North/South Korea.... and stuff, but the tour was VERY boring, and well... its a lot of history. I mean, if you want to go there, fine, go ahead, but don't expect "too" much, cause of all the "security" hype... More

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Suzhou, China
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162 reviews 162 reviews
70 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Brings home the reality of the Cold War. Was amazing to stand in north and South Korea and see the North Korean guards outside the window watching each other. Almost a surreal experience and yet you are standing in one of the most militarised areas on the planet.

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jakarta
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Due to its location, you will need special tour arrangement to visit the area. There is Joint Security Area, part of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) where South and North Korean forces stand and still have the discussion in blue buildings that straddle the Military Demarcation Line. It is often called the "Truce Village". Special tour need to be registered... More

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