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

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An interesting part of the DMZ tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Michigan
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149 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 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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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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82 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 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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119 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 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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60 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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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Address: Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Gyeonggi-do  >  Paju

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