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Address: Jinseo-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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Phone Number: 02-755-0073
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$96*
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Joint Security Area (JSA) Tour: Get Close to the North Korean Border
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$176*
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Ultimate DMZ and JSA: Private Tour including North Korea Spy Commando Invasion...
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$85*
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Full Day Tour of the Korean JSA

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A fascinating if grim experience, we booked the tour with the American Base in Seoul. Passing miles and miles of razor wire, troops and tank barriers, it was the opportunity to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
JohnandDeborah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very strange place like crossing over to another world. There is a museum here to see the history of the border and of course the sight of the famous Bridge Of No Return. i never went to the Northern side but then again when I was there in 1998 I was in the military.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fascinating if grim experience, we booked the tour with the American Base in Seoul. Passing miles and miles of razor wire, troops and tank barriers, it was the opportunity to experience firsthand seeing South and North Korean (ROCK) soldiers staring each other down and hearing the stories from inside the “blue building” that really brought home the tensions between... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really lucky to have been to the Panmunjom area from both north and south on tours. To think how the events unfolded that led to the nation divided makes this place more historical.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the combined Panmunjom DMZ and JSA tour. We also saw the third tunnel; Imjingak peace bell and bridge of freedom; Dora observatory; dorasan train station and the JSA. We also had a North Korean defector with us and she was really interesting and answered lots of question. This company was excellent, organized, efficient and professional. Lunch was also... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

BOOKING: I booked with AllSeoulTours JSA/DMZ tour on a Thursday for the 87,000 KRN. If you book with other agencies you may pay over 125,000 KRN, which is crazy because most are run by Cosmojin and most end up using the same bus for the tour. TOUR: When we arrived to Camp Bonifas we were all briefed on a bit... More 

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Reston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We took the DMZ/JSA tour with Discover Seoul and were very pleased. You have to request this specific tour at least two weeks out or you won't get it. The views and the stories were amazing. If you benefited from this review, please click the "helpful" button.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

My kids were born in Canada and this was good tour for them. However, lunch provided during the tour was so terrible. I am Korean/Canadian and I was so embarrassed to other foreigners. You can't call that was lunch. And understanding both Korean and English...... Translation was somewhat 70% correct during the tour. Anyway, overall experience was good..... OH!!!! Bring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I did the joint DMZ-JSA tour. The highlight for me of the DMZ portion was the Third Infiltration Tunnel and the museum on the grounds. I would recommend that portion especially. However, the JSA is everything I expected and more. When the US soldier boarded the bus and gave us strict orders to follow his commands without exception, I knew... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

A long day visiting Panmunjom, JSA, DMZ, Third Tunnel, Dora Observation Post and Dorasan station with lunch at Imjingang in the middle. Booked a week in advance with Cosmojin. They were very quick to get back with all the details. Some last minute challenges caused by the International Rotary Conference made it a bit hectic. They normally pick you up... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Going inside the Joint Security Area (JSA) is the last active relic of the Cold War and is a must for anyone interested in this topic. You literally see South and North Korea soldiers staring at each other. You enter the actual building where the negotiations take place and can stand (safely) in the North Korea territory within the building.... More 

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