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Address: Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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The American base at the demilitarized zone.

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$135*
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Full-Day Paju DMZ and JSA Tour from Seoul
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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and JSA Panmunjom Tour from Seoul
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$90*
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Full-Day JSA Tour with Lunch from Seoul

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Interesting camp

Named after the soldier whom was killed after cutting a poplar tree its sad how he and his team were brutally murdered by the North Koreans. In the camp you can hear frequent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Giulio A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Named after the soldier whom was killed after cutting a poplar tree its sad how he and his team were brutally murdered by the North Koreans. In the camp you can hear frequent gunshots of south korean training units. You can also see the barracks where soldiers train and sleep.

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Thank Giulio A
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,759 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

You need your passport and official clearance ahead of time to enter this "Camp" or rather a military base protecting DMZ. Your bus will be assigned to a military guide and you have to follow all the rules and instructions. There is an auditorium where you will receive your briefing. After the visit there will be time for shopping. The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1,426 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 744 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

When you book a joint DMZ/JSA tour this is the place where you'll begin your JSA tour. Your bus has a set time to arrive-no earlier, no later or your tour will be canceled, so make sure your tour bus is on schedule! Our bus was boarded by a US Army PFC who verified our passports and made sure we... More 

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Thank Saranger
Scottsdale
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651 reviews
288 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Just before the JSA and well into the DMZ this is an opportunity to see how soldiers live and serve to safeguard freedom from a tyrannical, maniacal Communist dictatorship.

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Thank PeterAZ
Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This peaceful looking area with soccer fields and golfing holes for the JSA military guards really isn't all that bucolic when you realize the entire thing is completly enclosed in multiple layers of razor wire and surrounded by minefields. Super interesting place for sure!

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Thank writesabit
Singapore, Singapore
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68 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Excellent explanation of what happened during the Korean War. Some sad stories of the Axe Murder just because of a tree. Definitely should take the DMZ tour.

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Thank eleven_sg
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71 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Went through here with USO Tours, and there is quite a lot to see, limited on what can be taken photos of for security reasons. They have a good souvenir shop where you can buy North Korea things as well as other DMZ things.

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Thank Alexander S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

You can get your group photo by the tour operator Also there is a great souvenir shop to get gifts of your visit here.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Very interesting place that you don't miss ! You can see North Korea closely. But a bit tension and very strict zone.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

From a tourist perspective, only a place to stop, see a movie, and go to a gift shop and perhaps get a great t-shirt or a bottle of North Korean wine. While you are there, be sure to thank the soldiers you encounter for their service and to take a moment on reflect on who Major Bonifas was and the... More 

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