EXPLORE THE EXCITEMENT OF SILENCE
This spot is the most known traveling course of Demiliterized Zone among with the Panmunjom. You can see the North Korea in your eyes via the observatory and the tunnel.
Military Demarcation Line
(Boundary line for the South and the North)
The Military Demarcation Line is surrounded by the Demilitarized Zone under the provisions of the Armistice (cease-fire) Agreement signed on July, 1953.
The Military Demarcation Line runs 155miles and separates the South and the North. Southern and Northern boundaries of the DMZ are located 2km apart from the MDL.
The Demilitarized Zone, which consists of the area between Southern and Northern boundaries of the DMZ, was established to serve as a buffer zone to
prevent any means of provocative action and collision between the South and the North.
The civilian off-limit line was set up near the southern boundary of DMZ creating the civilian off-limit area, and its exact location varies from 5 to 20km away from Southern boundary of the DMZ.
The civilian off-limit area is different from the actual DMZ where installation of military facilities, station of armed troops and positioning of weapons are prohibited under the provisions of the Armistice Agreement.
Because of its low population density and restrained development, the civilian off-limit area was able to maintain excellent level of natural environment.
Along with the DMZ, the area recently is highly valued for environmental resource and undisrupted ecosystem.
TOUR ITINERARY >
You must carry your passport on tour day.
Hotel Pickup(Where you are staying) – Imjingak – Bridge of reedom – the 3rd tunnel – DMZ exhibition hall – Dora observatory -
Dora station – Ginseng center/amethyst center – drop off(Seoul city hall Only )
( Hotel Pick-up in Downtown Seoul Only / Drop off at Seoul City Hall Only )
① Hotel Pickup(Where you are staying)
※A: DMZ Morning (around 07:30)~14:20 /※B: DMZ Afternoon(around 10:20)~17:30 /※C: DMZ Full day(around 07:30)~17:00
Let’s start an exciting tour with us! Are you ready?
② Imjingak Park (Freedom Bridge/Mangbaedan/Memorial Monument)
Here we are. Only 50 Minutes drive from Seoul!
This is the tour’s first destination and at the same time this reminds us the pain of division.
③ Unification Bridge-Pass By /ID check point
Korean Army will check your ID for a safety trip. You just need to show your passport according to the rule.
You may feel awkward, but don‘t worry and follow the instruction.
④ The 3rd Tunnel
Third Infiltration Tunnel of total 1,635m was found in 1978. In Third Infiltration Tunnel located in 52km
distant from Seoul, 30,000 solders can move per 1 hour. From 2002, the shuttle elevator, and the high-tech
system’s DMZ theater have been installed and the diversity of sightseeing things are provided.
⑤ DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall (Video)
DMZ theater & exhibiton hall give you genral information of Korean war & DMZ.
It takes about 15miuntes.
⑥ Dora Observatory & Dora Station
This place will show you how North Korea looks like.
An army would explain you how the North Korea looks like and how North&South Korea is divided.
⑦ Unification Village(Reunification Village)
Unification village is only for Koreans, No foreign visitors are allowed.
⓼ Korean Ginseng Center & Amethysts Center
Ginseng and Amethyst are the most popular product of Korea.
It helps you to keep healthier life. Will be included in every package tour course.
⑨ Drop off at Seoul City Hall Only
Imjingak Park is a place where the sorrow caused by the Korean War occurred in June 1950 and the conflict between the south and the north of Korea remains in. There are a diversity of monuments including the monument in the Imjingang zone and the US soldiers monument in Imjingak Resort. A train which goes to Shineuiju, the northern end of
the Korean Peninsula before the division between two Koreans is exhibited in Imjingak Resort. Mangbaeddan is located to enable displaced people whose hometown was
the North Korea to bow down to their parents or family in North Korea during the New Years Day and Chuseok. Sorrow of the dispersed family remains in Mangbaeddan. 3,800,000 Korean and foreign visitors Imjingak Resort visit each year as the Peace Tourist Spot where people meditate on sorrow of the division between two Koreans and pray for the unification.
The 3rd Tunnel
Third Infiltration Tunnel of total 1,635m was found in 1978. In Third Infiltration Tunnel located in 52km distant from Seoul, 30,000 solders can move per 1 hour.
From 2002, the shuttle elevator, and the high-tech system’s DMZ theater have been installed and the diversity of sightseeing things are provided.
It is the northernmost observatory of South Korea from which visitors can view a part of North Korean life through a telescope such as Mt. Songaksan in Gaeseong,
Kim Il-seong statue, Gijeong-dong, the outskirts of Gaeseong-si, Train smokestack at Jangdan station and Geumamgol (collective farm). This has 304 sq. ft. and some
facilities; 500 capacity VIP Room, control office, 30 to 40 capacity parking lot. It opened to the public in Jan. 1987. From Dora Observatory, tourists can view the North Korean propaganda village in the DMZ and as far north as the city of Gaeseong.
Dorasan Station is the northernmost station of the South Korea which is 700m distant from the southern boundary line of DMZ, the civil control zone.
Since US president Bush visited Dorasan Station on February 20, 2002, it has come into spotlight internationally.
imjingak Station was opened in October 2001, and then Dorasan Station, the unfinished station of the north-south Korean reconciliation was opened on February 12, 2002
(the lunar New Year’s Day) through the special Mangbae train operation in 52 years after the railroad service was stopped.
The milestones of Dorasan Station (205km to Pyeongyang, 56km to Seoul) imply the reality of the division between two Koreans and a future hope and expectation. Because Dorasan Station is the northernmost station of the South Korea in the southern boundary line, Dorasan Station will play the role of customs and entry for Chinese and
Russian people and goods as well as the North Koreans if Gyeongui Line Railroad connection is completed and the traffic is possible between two Koreans. Also, Dorasan Station contains the historical meaning as a symbolic place of the division between two Koreans and a gateway of the south-north exchange.
War memorial museum of Korea
The War Memorial of Korea was established to remember the Korean War (6. 25. 1950 ~ 7. 27.1953) and to symbolize the desire for peaceful reunification of Korea. The museum consists of 6 individual exhibition halls and a combat experience room, a screening room and an outdoor exhibition area with memorial statues. The Statue of Brothers located in the south-west corner of the outdoor exhibition area at the museum symbolizes the Korean War and the hope for reunification. The statue depicts a
scene where a family’s oldest son, a South Korean soldier and his younger brother, a North Korean soldier meet on a battlefield. Their embrace expresses reconciliation,
love and forgiveness.
There is an extensive garden area around the memorial with an artificial waterfall, and a lake where visitors can picnic whilst enjoying the beautiful landscape. The museum houses more than 10,000 artifacts in the indoor and outdoor exhibition areas. It takes visitors about three hours to complete the tour. The first floor exhibition hall features a history of war from prehistoric times up to the Korean War. The combat experience room on the third floor offers visitors a special opportunity to experience a simulated
life and death situation on the battlefield through special effects.