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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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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and JSA Panmunjom Tour from Seoul

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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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
KamalMamat
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 64 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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Pune
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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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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My boyfriend has been dying to go on a JSA tour and I booked it well in advance to make sure it doesn't get sold out. I myself was surprised at how much I enjoyed as I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. If you are taking a trip to the DMZ JSA is a must.... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Must see for anyone wanting to know history or to have a sense of current events. I combined my tour to the DMZ with this because it was a full day tour, lunch in between. I suggest seeing both on the same day.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I went with the company TOURDMZ to the JSA only our. The tour was well organised with good guide. Don't go with great expectations since ther is not so much to see but nevertheless it is worthwhile (once!). A good Korean-style lunch was included.

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