Great insight to the North-South conflict and all the politics surrounding it.... plus, you get to stand on North Korean soil!
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
If you are in Korea, plan ahead and do the tour. Be mindful of dress code and the need to carry your passport. While it might sound a bit intimidating and scary, it really is very safe and well worth the trip. Security is high and you are kept within safe limits. There is a slight feeling that it is... More
The soldiers stationed here are very professional and quite friendly. They're eager to tell you what happens here along the world's most heavily fortified border. This is a stop on the USO DMZ/JSA Tour through Kooridor.
It was the best part of the DMZ tour through Kooridor. The tour was led by a US soldier and I was able to see North Korea.
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