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Address: Jinseo-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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Joint Security Area (JSA) Tour: Get Close to the North Korean Border
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Full-Day Tour of the Korean Joint Security Area (JSA)

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Dull day at Panmunjeom (fortunately)...

as there were no nasty surprises of the hot metal at high speed variety. Our tour, once we got to Camp Bonifas and then the DMZ itself, became rather strict and regimented... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tim C
Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

as there were no nasty surprises of the hot metal at high speed variety. Our tour, once we got to Camp Bonifas and then the DMZ itself, became rather strict and regimented, doubtless for very good reasons. After lining up at Freedom House, we were led down to the iconic low-rise blue buildings, one being the famous conference room. ROK... More 

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place where you can watch North Korean soldiers and their soils. It was very unique experience for me.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coupling a tour to the DMZ and the JSA at Panmunjom was the most exciting part of our trip to Korea. The JSA is as close as you can get to North Korea. It's an eery feeling to peer at a North Korean guard across the way. Be careful not to bring a telephoto lens over 90mm or 100mm, cause... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Took a day trip coupled with the DMZ tour. The fact that we crossed the DMZ line into North Korea made it all exciting for me and my son and nephew.

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Burbank, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Admission Fee: None. The Site: Definitely a tourist attraction spot. Historic site about Korean history/Korean War. A few monuments to remember the soldiers and the war. Very informative about the history. This site is very close to DMZ. If you are touring DMZ, definitely swing by this site as well. The Parking: Big parking lot, 2,000 won parking fee.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

So this place is supposed to be "tense" and stuff, but honestly, to me the whole thing felt contrived and staged. We first went for a briefing at Camp Bonifas, where they build up this whole idea that there's tension about, and that "you will be watched" while at the JSA etc. They give you a brief history of the... More 

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Landstuhl, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I visited here as part of a tour group. The total cost for a whole day and 3 locations plus lunch was $55. I would have paid twice that based on the experience. The tour guide was excellent and the videos and stories brought everything to life. This is one of those places where you only read about in history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This must be a one of its kind tourist destination if you can call it that. It is the place where the armstice agreement was signed in 1953. It is a 800 square metre area, officially called the Joint Security Area (JSA). Neither North nor South Korea have jurisdiction over this area. After 1976, security guards cannot walk over the... More 

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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Visiting Camp Bonifas and the Joint Security Area (JSA) is very exciting, you can actually feel the tension when you enter the small blue baracks in which South and North Koreans meet each other. A must see thing when visiting Korea as it is a reminder of the past that still continues.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I came here on a full day tour with the tour agency Korridor, which included the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, observatory, Dorasan Station and the JSA. This is one of the attractions that I would consider a 'must visit' in South Korea. It really changes your world view and the idea of peace which we take for granted. The tour here... More 

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