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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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Orlando, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Tokyo
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Informative slide show presentation and the first part of the JSA tour. WIthout this, you cannot visit the rest of the JSA

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Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
53 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

All you are allowed to do here is to see a Slide show about the JSA. You also have to sign an agreement that you will follow all the rules and they will not be held responsible should you "wander" into hostile North Korea. With all the military presence, I'm not sure that would be possible! There is also a... More

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Suzhou, China
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162 reviews 162 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
44 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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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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