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Journey18928035667
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
If you plan to go to the DMZ to visit Panmunjeom (security gate between north and south) you will be disappointed. It is currently closed to the public indefinitely. I could not believe none of the tour websites or government websites mentioned this. I'm sure if this is revealed to many tourists it will cause a dramatic drop in the number of visitors to the DMZ. All that is offered these days is a tour of the 3rd incursion tunnel. Definitely not worth paying for the costs to reach DMZ and entery.
Written 24 May 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,060 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This was my biggest regret - I did not manage to visit this place.
This review is to explain and give tips to future travelers wishing to see this.

- You will NOT come to this place on the most popular and most sold "Half day DMZ" tour. On that tour you will only see this place from a distance, from the Dora observation deck (see my pics),
- This is the JSA (Joint security area) - world famous place where's the demarcation line between NK and SK.
- This is the real thing to see, while the "Half day DMZ tour" is mostly a very touristy experience,
- This tour costs more than double of the "Half day tour" (around 150 US$ pp),
- strict rules apply for dress code and behavior and tour can be canceled any time without prior notice,
- Spaces are very limited and not available every day like on the "Half day tour",
- Book AS EARLY as you know your plans. I tried to book it a month prior to travel and there were no available spots.
Written 12 May 2023
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Rapwalk
Seoul, South Korea114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
A highlight! We were lucky enough to have a VIP trip to the DMZ, including visiting the main viewpoints, crossing the demarcation line into North Korea (in the UN hut) and visiting the Neutral Nations Supervisory Committee base. Standing right next to the old dividing fence was a highlight of my time in Korea.
Written 30 November 2021
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Ling F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We initially wanted to join the DMZ tour but due to the african swine fever, we were recommended an alternative tour that brought us to Imjingak, the Veterans Memorial Park and Ganghwa Peace Observatory.

Our guide, Yura, was very knowledgeable about the places we visited and gave us an insight about the history behind the stops we visited. This tour was very well-organised and informative and we had adequate time to explore each stop. Great tour and service!
Written 10 December 2019
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Mr C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This is the UN administered part of the DMZ. Access to the area is by a guided tour only. A dress code holds and a copy of your passport is required before hand. The tour is guided by a member of the military. This is the area where North & South Korea meet to discuss border issues.
Written 14 August 2019
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Granules2013
Darwin, Australia1,969 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Came here on a tour and was very lucky to spend a few hours at the Joint Security Area. So much history and a very informative guide to take us around. Glad to have experienced it. Explains a lot about the place.
Written 11 August 2019
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Byng
Bangkok, Thailand1,719 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
On 2019 June 28, Trump said he wants to be here to meet Kim. This place all of sudden became world famous including DMZ .

Since President Moon shake hand here with Chairman Kim Sept 2018, this location resumed as a daily tourist event.

As a matter of fact, this could be more of a Political Site than tourist spot. With the tension between North and South reduced, and hopefully a Peace treaty be signed, this place could became history.

We enjoyed more to visit Imjingak and Dorasan and hopefully in future , from there, we can visit Gaeseong Industrial Complex or even further up North to some nice tourist spot of North Korea.
Written 29 June 2019
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Lottelli
Wirral, UK2,934 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This place is also called the JSA (joint security area) and it where south meets North Korea. It is guarded by American military. You have your passport checked a few times and then get off your own bus and go watch and hear briefing on the JSA. You signs waiver saying you don’t have any weapons and do not plan to defect. You then get on the army buses and go into the JSA. You can see the giant flags as you go. The main area has 2 big buildings facing each other with blue buildings in the middle. The 2 big buildings sit in north and South Korea. Running through the blue buildings is a concrete line which marks the border. We could go into one of the blue buildings which meant at one point inside we were in North Korea! You cannot step across from the outside. We went to see the blue bridge.
Our ‘tour guide’ was a great US army solider - such a cool and great guy. In fact they all were really approachable and you could ask them anything.
We both felt that the JSA was a real highlight of our whole trip - well worth going on a tour here.
You do have to wear certain clothing which if you go on a guide they’ll let you know.
Written 16 June 2019
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Bill F
Dallas, TX192 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Totally disappointed. I felt completely misled on this one. The only reason I wasted a day was to see the compound. This wasn’t reviled until the very end of the tour (currently closed to the general population). The places you are bus you to are just simple tourist spots. Only one highlight was the overlook. They gave 20 minutes there and your bus is ready to leave. The 3 tunnel stop, a huge climb and tricky walk to see a rusted door. Was it worth it? Probably but still very disappointed.
Written 14 May 2019
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Luna OS
Bogota, Colombia53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Here you find yourself just in the heart of the two sides of Korea, you can feel what the division is like. Unique experience.
Written 12 May 2019
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