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DMZ

Munsan-eup, Majeong-ri, Imjingak Tourist information center, Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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As featured in Daytrips from Seoul
Ranked #2 of 33 attractions in Paju
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This tour provided a broader understanding of the past and present day Korea. It shows the division and the tensions that persist in the region. We were lucky on our tour to have a North Korean defector speak to us about her experience. It was fascinating to see the UN building that allows you to stand in the technical area... 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

This is a great place for History passionate, for people who never lived in a Communist Marxist countries, this is where you can see propaganda villages in the North (it is like playing a real strategic game), you can see and meet some US army staff, a lot to learn when you visit the site. do the tunnel if you... More

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Vasteras, Sweden
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We took a bus tour to the DMZ which lasted between 7am to 3pm including a one hour bus journey. We got to see the camp Bonifas, the third tunnel and the Doransan station. The tour was very educational and I didn't mind that you were unable to take photos at many of the sights. We even saw a north... More

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Pleasanton, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Kudos to S.Korea for turning this place to a tourist spot. technically, this place is on Red Alert because of the war that's still going on between them and North Korea. even the tunnels that the North Koreans dug to attack Seoul were turned to tourist attraction and i think it's cool especially the state of the art train that... More

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389 reviews 389 reviews
118 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a 'must do'....not because you're going to see some amazing monument or scenery but because you will come face to face with north korea. It's not a joke , you will be asked to sign disclaimers, have a talk by us army personel and under no circumstances walk off track or photograph any thing. You are under constant... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had a great experienced and energetic English speaking guide who brought us to the various attractions like the tunnel, observatory, last train station & museums. He even brought us to nice cheap bulgogi lunch at City Hall afterwards. It helps if you had some understanding of the Korean conflicts. I suggest visiting the war memorial museum before visiting the DMZ.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Second time in Seoul but first time to take the DMZ tour with my friend. It was definitely an amazing experience! If you want to explore more the history of Korea, attending a tour to DMZ is recommended. However, you can not take lots of photos in the zone. There are a lot of restricted areas for picture taking.

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Korea. We booked our tour through ICSC and I think we made the best choice. Staff were very helpful and also had a good level of English. We had a particular challenge with children who were too young to go to Panmunjom. With the other companies my husband and... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I visited various parts along the DMZ back in 2012 as part of a day tour. You can really get a great feel for the history and experience of the Korean people if you visit these sites. There is a neat elevated portion along the DMZ where tourists can view a North Korean "ghost city" (constructed to project the image... More

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Cranford, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was 1 of the main things I wanted to do on my trip to Korea and glad I did. We got started early and took a bus from Seoul. There was a big military presence everywhere you went, but I didn't feel unsafe at all. Overall a good tour to take while in the area.

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