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Jinseo-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and JSA Panmunjom...
Ranked #1 of 29 Attractions in Paju
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, Cultural
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Dongducheon, South Korea
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

My wife's first time here and my second. It amazing to see what the Soldiers of the US and ROK deal with on a daily basis to ensure the safety of the Korean Peninsula. This area is intimidating and tense. One wrong move could trigger and incident. Please listen to all instructions provided by the Soldiers on the trip. It... More

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Cairns Region, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

One must do the JSA tour to fully experience the DMZ and understand the tensions between the two Koreas. Only 400 people are allowed each day. Seeing and literally standing in North Korea is quite an experience.

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sunny philippines
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is one tour you shouldn't miss and is definitely worth the Tour fee. I was on a backpacking trip to Seoul last April. I like history and war stories so it was no brain-er for me to get this. The Fee was over a $100 usd but it already includes a good lunch and transfers from Seoul to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

JSA+DMZ Tour with Cosmojin, it was awosome! Unique security travel spot in the world after the Berlin Wall. I could feel the real tension between North and South Korea at the Joint Security Area (Panmunjeom). Walking inside of the 3rd Tunnel was sort of hard exercise, but it was very educational. The tour started from very early in the morning,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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117 reviews 117 reviews
31 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Take the DMZ JSA tour. It has to be a group tour since you are in a highly restricted military area. The tour includes lunch and its a full day. It gives you bragging rights to say you have stepped into North Korea. We used KTA tour and it was very well done.

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Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We took a group tour organised by the concierge from the hotel. The trip was a half day tour which included the bus trip and entry to the DMZ. We found this a very educational visit and was interesting to hear about the history of Korea. The tour includes visits to the tunnel and the the unused train station that... More

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Cesena, Italy
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716 reviews 716 reviews
375 attraction reviews
1,563 helpful votes 1,563 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

this has been a quite interesting experience...i guess it's important to understand the real situation that these two countries are living nowadays... unfortunately i have to confess that the tour is really too expensive and i cannot understand or explain the reason of such high cost. wouldn't it be better to give the chance to do this inetersting visit to... More

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Interesting, insightful, cultural, surreal experience. Tours are very well organised, I went with DMZ JSA. Our tour guide Kim was outstanding and gave very insightful information whilst also being light and funny, but not annoying. He was brilliant. We were lucky. Takes a full day. Lunch included. You are not allowed to do exactly as you like for 90% of... More

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Orlando, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Going here will give you a perspective on what you have seen on the news and what is currently happening in this part of the world. It was well worth the time and effort to get there. Don't miss it.

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Hobart, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The whole place is an interesting experience, but the only way to get here is with tour groups which makes the time constraints placed on you very frustrating on top of the reasonable and expected military guidelines (constraints set forth). It was interesting being escorted by US soldiers who were freely giving insights into life being stationed there. They are... More

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