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Address: Jinseo-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-755-0073
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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and JSA Panmunjom Tour from Seoul

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The closest you will come to North Korea!

The Joint Security Area or Panmunjom tour is the most fascinating tour you can take in Korea. It is filled with tension but highly recommended to anyone visiting Seoul. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Claudio M
Greater Melbourne, Australia

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Joint Security Area or Panmunjom tour is the most fascinating tour you can take in Korea. It is filled with tension but highly recommended to anyone visiting Seoul. You enter the conference room which is divided in the middle as one side of the room is South Korea and the other side, technically North Korea! There are South Korean... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Panmunjom would be your best choice instead of doing the whole DMZ tour. Panmunjom is where the demarcation line is between the two Koreas and you could really feel sad at how such division like this exists. We have travelled via PTC that leaves from Lotte Hotel, they are efficient and reliable. Highly recommended tour.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a fascinating and serious part of DMZ tour. Panmunjon is 55 miles from Seoul and you have to be a part of organized group to come here. We received instructions regarding respectful and conservative dress code for entering the Joint Security Area .

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the JSA with the KTB tour that leaves the Lotte Hotel. They ask you to get here for 0830 and the tour leaves around 9. It can be a bit chaotic so suggest you get there in plenty of time. We had 2 groups on the bus... a larger English speaking group and a smaller Japanese group so... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to go on an organised tour of the DMZ and JSA, plenty of options to choose from - I went with the USO tour that leaves Seoul early. Very knowledgeable guide, as well as the American MP who supervised us around the JSA. A fairly packed day but well worth it.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We went on a tour of the JSA (joint security area) in the DMZ (or what should be demilitarized). We were supposed to have a private tour, but it turns out that only full bus loads are allowed in so you got the choice of pick up in Seoul at 7 am in the morning or you can get pick... More 

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Kani, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

You have to book a tour to go there. It's really really intense. So glad we got to do it though. I would do it over again in a heartbeat. We also got to see and speak to a defector from North Korea. Great experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

A visit to the JSA is what many people think about when they book their trip to the DMZ (they're not the same). Make sure you visit the Korean War Memorial before hand, so you have a better sense of everything. There's a video that you have to watch, which in my opinion, should be shown on the bus to... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I went there while stationed in South Korea with US AT. Very nerve wracking. We had to make a instructional stop before actually being allowed into Panjonum. Our group was entirely AD American military. The North Koreans do everything imaginable to try and intimidate you. Glowering'pointed See the DMZ

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Jsa trip is one of the great experience. You will feel strictly when you access inside the area. The conference room is one of the best part.

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