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Address: Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

The American base at the demilitarized zone.

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Full-Day Tour of the Korean Joint Security Area (JSA)
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Full-Day JSA Tour with Lunch from Seoul
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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and JSA Panmunjom Tour from Seoul

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Part of the DMZ tour. Amazing view. You can see NorthKoreans guards from "the other side" you can feel the tension with the guards

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 2, 2016
Samuel D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Part of the DMZ tour. Amazing view. You can see NorthKoreans guards from "the other side" you can feel the tension with the guards

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

According to my tour guide, you must be on a tour to visit this place. This excludes private tours. Here the soldiers will give you a briefing along with some background history of the DMZ and JSA which is very interesting. Do note that they are very strict on photography so listen to and follow instructions from the soldiers. From... More 

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Landstuhl, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

You have to be on a tour to visit but it is well worth it. This is the closest you will get to the DMZ and history was made here. The guides are military and bring the experience to a new level. This takes a few hours to take it all in and don't forget to see the museum. The... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

I can't say much about this place. You're not allowed to take photos and are basically waiting for the military police to come on the bus and escort you to a loading area where another military bus will take you to the JSA. On the way out of the JSA you stop back at the camp for the souvenier shop.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

We enjoyed the briefing from the Soldiers at Camp Boniface. We visited there as part of the Discover Seoul package. If you benefited from this review, please click helpful.

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

Wife had to go to Seoul for business and I went along because - A, I love Korean food and B I had ALWAYS wanted to see the DMZ. Little did I know that tours that include the JSA (Joint Security Area), which is what you really want to see, book up way in advance. I managed to get on... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Joined the koridoor tour to DMZ and it took us 45 minutes into the camp bonifas where you will be sat inside an auditorium and the U.S. soldier will explain to you about what happened and the dos and don't's during the visit. There's a souvenir store to the left of the hall where you can get North Korean bank... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

DMZ tour starts around 7:30 AM sharp, and takes about 45 mins to reach Camp Bonifas, which the entrance to the DMZ area operated jointly by the UN, US and Korean forces. Along the way an English-speaking guide briefs you on the history of Korean War, why the peninsula got divided and what the DMZ is all about. At Camp... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016

This is the best part of my DMZ tour. Here you feel like you are back home visiting one of the army camps friends. Soldiers here are American; they carry out their military responsibilities just like they do on the US/other foreign soil. The difference is they are here working around the clock at the world most heavily guarded frontier... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Named after the soldier whom was killed after cutting a poplar tree its sad how he and his team were brutally murdered by the North Koreans. In the camp you can hear frequent gunshots of south korean training units. You can also see the barracks where soldiers train and sleep.

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