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Address: Jinseo-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-755-0073
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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and JSA Panmunjom Tour from Seoul

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All of the stops in our DMZ - JSA tour were interesting and educational, but the highlight of the tour, at least for me, is the Panmunjom (JSA). This part of the tour is my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Milet M
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Manila, Philippines

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Manila, Philippines
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the stops in our DMZ - JSA tour were interesting and educational, but the highlight of the tour, at least for me, is the Panmunjom (JSA). This part of the tour is my absolute favourite because I felt the unexplainable tension between the North and South. I thought of all the people who died there during the Korean... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're visiting Seoul you need to go the JSA in Panmunjon. You might never get that close to North Korea in your life unless you want to visit North Korea. It's amazing (and sad) to see this border. And yes, you're always watched by the North Korean guys. As you're under constant supervision by an American military guy you... More 

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hong kong
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

If you are visiting Seoul, do not miss visiting this place. You will get closest to North Korea at the joint security area. You'll get to enter into one of the blue camp with half of the camp straddling over North Korea. This camp is the place where the North and South Koreans meet to discuss their differences. It was... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a lifetime experience and the highlight of the JSA tour. A registration 3 days in advance is required and there are only 6 travel agencies in South Korea, who are allowed to operate tours to the JSA. Make sure you have your passport with you, otherwise they will not let you in. Once the half day DMZ tour... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

PROS: Amazing experienced. Visited this place on my birthday last November 17. The place was very strict but understandable because of the situation right now between both North & South Korea. Totally worth your money because you'll be able to land-feet on both side of Korea on their crucial border. If you are into geography, history and awesomeness this is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Really a once in a lifetime experience to see the north communist side of korea. Its interesting to see how well guarded the South is to ensure the safety of its citizens . Its also very cool as you have a military escort of which will accompany you around the camp.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The Joint Security Area or Panmunjom tour is the most fascinating tour you can take in Korea. It is filled with tension but highly recommended to anyone visiting Seoul. You enter the conference room which is divided in the middle as one side of the room is South Korea and the other side, technically North Korea! There are South Korean... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Panmunjom would be your best choice instead of doing the whole DMZ tour. Panmunjom is where the demarcation line is between the two Koreas and you could really feel sad at how such division like this exists. We have travelled via PTC that leaves from Lotte Hotel, they are efficient and reliable. Highly recommended tour.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

It is a fascinating and serious part of DMZ tour. Panmunjon is 55 miles from Seoul and you have to be a part of organized group to come here. We received instructions regarding respectful and conservative dress code for entering the Joint Security Area .

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I visited the JSA with the KTB tour that leaves the Lotte Hotel. They ask you to get here for 0830 and the tour leaves around 9. It can be a bit chaotic so suggest you get there in plenty of time. We had 2 groups on the bus... a larger English speaking group and a smaller Japanese group so... More 

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