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Camp Bonifas

Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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Ranked #3 of 33 attractions in Paju
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities
Description: The American base at the demilitarized zone.
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Suzhou, China
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163 reviews 163 reviews
70 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Such a friendly group of people and doing amazing work. Really informative tour of the camp and DMZ. Well worth a vist.

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Sydney
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Camp Bonifas is the United Nations Military Command base where you will be transferred from your JSA tour bus to a special military bus into the JSA area. Here you will be issued with your pass, sign a waiver, watch a video and on your return will be able to access the JSA Visitor Center gift shop. You are only... More

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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was the highlight of the DMZ tour and make sure you do not miss it if you are booked for DMZ tour. this is usually in the afternoon. book early as they need your passport details. whilst gawking at the NK side, they are watching you from the many cameras mounted overhead as well. Obey instucitons and dont do... More

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Great insight to the North-South conflict and all the politics surrounding it.... plus, you get to stand on North Korean soil!

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Portland, Oregon
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Check out my review of the DMZ/JSA for a more detailed review. But, don't plan on going to Camp Bonifas without buying a tour. Small interesting museum, and nice gift shop if you want souvenirs.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We arrived at the camp and waited for some time on the bus before we were briefed on the visit and allowed to leave the bus and board a military bus for transport to the JSA. We were not allowed to take photos ourselves. An official photographer took a group photo of those on our tour bus. It was however... More

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San Jose, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I was able to visit Camp Bonifas as a part of a DMZ tour through the Panmunjom Travel Center at the Lotte Hotel. It was the highlight of the tour. We were taken to an area outside of Camp Bonifas where we were transferred to a UN bus (you are not allowed to bring anything with you except cameras). The... More

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S.Korea
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Bonifas is the name of the American soldier who was axed to death because the N. Koreans didn't want a tree chopped down that blocked sight-lines for the South. Camp Bonifas is an American military outpost in the DMZ--rather spartan to say the least. You'll probably be shown the small, cement memorial to the tree that indicates where the attack... More

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Noosa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

From the moment of transfer to the US Army bus to briefing inside the media centre of Camp Bonifas they were great. Very welcoming and very informative, great tour guides.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Must see. My hats off to the Soldiers that serve there. there motto is, "In front of them All" This tour is well worth the money. Lots of history of events that happened on the DMZ. My first visit the tour guide was a US Soldier who spend one to two years tour on Camp Bonifas. No alcohol is permitted... More

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