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We went as part of a tour with korridor, as DMZ got cancelled due to African swine virus. It a look. Out point over to NK, very sad and touching. There is a short video and a little room with pictures, along with a peacetree.
The view from the observatory is amazing. Except the fact that I could see a part of North Korea's land, there are many reasons why I recommend the place. Fresh air, beautiful sunset view, and unique atmosphere. A guide there told visitors and tourists lots...More
I visited here on a company team building weekend back in 2015. It was a truly surreal experience. To get a first hand view across the Han River right into North Korea was looking into a world trapped in a time warp. It made me...More
DMZ is a well-known place for domestic and even foreign travellers. If you want to see directly the land of North Korea, not just see soldiers between the zone, this observatory would satisfy your desire. Tip : There is a parking lot so you can...More
The peace observatory was part of our one-day trip to the Ganghwa island clusters. We visited the Bomunsa temple in Seokmodo before this and spent quite some time at the temple so ended up reaching the peace observatory at around 5.30pm thinking we had time...More
For those with their own transport, this is a great North Korea observatory option. Plentiful coin-operated binoculars, large viewing platforms, and ample parking. The place was virtually empty on a gorgeous spring Saturday, late in the day. We could see homes, farmers, and other daily...More
Hi, personally we were staying in Hongdae so we had not considered travel options from Incheon. We took bus 3000 from Sinchon Line 2 subway, Exit 1 to get to Ganghwa Bus Terminal. It's basically from start to end so it was... More
Hi, personally we were staying in Hongdae so we had not considered travel options from Incheon. We took bus 3000 from Sinchon Line 2 subway, Exit 1 to get to Ganghwa Bus Terminal. It's basically from start to end so it was easy and we managed to slip in some sleep on the bus. The bus terminates at Ganghwa Bus Terminal so you don't have to worry about missing your stop.
We had gone to Bomunsa temple before going to the peace lookout so had taken the bus from Oepo-ri dock to get to the lookout instead of travelling straight from the bus terminal.
Maybe it was just us but roads disappear when we started to enter the area so it was impossible to follow Google Maps. The best would be to let the bus driver know where you're going so he may alert you when arriving.
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