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“A symbol of hope misplaced ?” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Dorasan Station
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Korean Demilitarized Zone and N Seoul Tower Private Tour
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
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“A symbol of hope misplaced ?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Dorasan station stands testimony to the hopes of unification of Korea. The station has a giant poster of Dorasan being connected to to the Trans Siberian rail network through North Korea. It is nice to see Dorasan to understand the people of Korea a little better, but in itself, its not so great.

Visited October 2013
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Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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“Quiet and lonely station”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Dorasan Station is a railway station situated on the Gyeongui Line, which once connected North and South Korea. A rather lonely station that has been shut down for political accused reason during 2008. You may wander around the station and get your ticket stamped at the information counter. Something to bring home as souvenir that you have been there.

Visited June 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Hope and worth the time for a visit if in the area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Yes, as another reviewer said, there are many odd things seen in this area of South Korea; this train station is one of them. It is there to facilitate connections between North Korea and South Korea, but not presently used for that due to North Korean government policy. It is certainly worth the time to stop by and visit the station if you're touring the area. There is a restaurant on the second floor, if you're looking for somewhere to eat lunch; our tour group stopped there. I don't remember the food being anything special, but it was alright; what does one expect at a train station?! :)

Visited June 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“The Lonely Station”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

The DMZ is full of places that you could not imagine as tourist attractions anywhere else. Blue buildings used for military meetings, underground tunnels, and last but not least an unused train station.

A desolate train station at the border strangely speaks volumes about the current situation on the Korean peninsula. A country divided, and the gap between the separated nations rapidly widening. North Korean's life expectancy 69 years, South Korea 81. How will these 2 bodies eventually unite? It must happen soon, or it may never come. If no one is left that remembers a united Korea, will the two countries still care about reunification? These are some of the topics the swirled in my head as a walked the empty station.

I would like nothing more than to take this train and visit Kaesong and Pyongyang. Both cities have a rich history dating back to the Goryeo and Goguryeo dynasties. One can only wish this train station is put to use one day.

Visited August 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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“Unhop aboard the choo choo train!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Nice to understand that there were in fact intentions to connect North and South Korea, although having been able to go through the full day tour, it just makes me wonder what the other side of the platform has to offer after this stop. It was interesting that we were able to talk to one of the rock soldier's officers and even got pictures of it. :) Worth visiting!

Visited March 2013
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