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  • Jas
    Singapore, Singapore29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must go at least once
    I went there during a work trip in November last year. The trip from Seoul to the DMZ area is very very long. Make sure to pack yourself snacks and drinks for the trip.. They do stop at a shop area but the options are very limited there. The actual experience of being able to see North Korea, the train tracks and the memorial is very chilling. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience that everyone should try if they are already in Seoul.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled on business
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Clayton S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Superb DMZ Tour with SP Hong
    Tour was fantastic. We visited multiple sights and each area was well explained with historic stories along with current facts. Tour guide -SP Hong is a really cool guy, he brought smiles to the group we were with, was helpful and makes you feel at home. Right after the tour he nade sure everyone was accounted for and even helped by giving suggestions and tips to do while in Korea to others and myself.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 April 2024
  • Dimo CH
    Kolomna, Russia375 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Advanced way to DMZ
    For advanced travelers, I recommend the following way to get to the Imjingang tourist center. Take the Gyeongui-Jungang Turquoise Line to Munsan Station. I'll paste the details below. The most important thing is to get to the ticket office at least by half past eleven in the morning, otherwise the tickets may be sold out.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 April 2024
  • Hoadjie
    Gisborne, Australia307 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    Came here on a tour I was really looking forward to this and it disappoint. Got to go in the tunnel, learnt a lot more on the Korean war I was lucky it was a nice clear day so I could see north Korea which was great. Probably the closet I will ever get to north Korea We also stop in the little town which is in the area and try their special ice cream. I didn't like it, but quite a few people in the group like it. Every stop had toilets and gift shops
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 May 2024
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Pang O
Perth, Australia574 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
It is an experience visiting the DMZ and to also walk in the 3rd infiltration tunnel and to take in the views of North Korea from the Dora Observatory.
Written 19 May 2024
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Hoadjie
Gisborne, Australia307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Came here on a tour

I was really looking forward to this and it disappoint.
Got to go in the tunnel, learnt a lot more on the Korean war
I was lucky it was a nice clear day so I could see north Korea which was great. Probably the closet I will ever get to north Korea
We also stop in the little town which is in the area and try their special ice cream. I didn't like it, but quite a few people in the group like it.
Every stop had toilets and gift shops
Written 19 May 2024
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Dimo CH
Kolomna, Russia375 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
For advanced travelers, I recommend the following way to get to the Imjingang tourist center. Take the Gyeongui-Jungang Turquoise Line to Munsan Station. I'll paste the details below. The most important thing is to get to the ticket office at least by half past eleven in the morning, otherwise the tickets may be sold out.
Written 12 April 2024
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Kara Rowella T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Very interesting history.The struggles and acts of some people that changed lives of many are very heartfelt.May South Korea have the peace they deserved.
Written 11 April 2024
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Clayton S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Tour was fantastic. We visited multiple sights and each area was well explained with historic stories along with current facts. Tour guide -SP Hong is a really cool guy, he brought smiles to the group we were with, was helpful and makes you feel at home. Right after the tour he nade sure everyone was accounted for and even helped by giving suggestions and tips to do while in Korea to others and myself.
Written 4 April 2024
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Norm the Nomad
Australia1,225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Today we went to the DMZ. First to Imjingak Peace Park where many families gather to ‘mourn’ those members of their family that are still trapped in Nth Korea. Pretty sad to see.
Then, passing through the military checkpoints (passports in hand to show the soldiers) and into the DMZ itself. Here we went down into Tunnel #3; one of four tunnels that have been discovered to date, secretly built by the Nth Koreans. Very deep and steep.
Then to the DMZ observation deck where, with binoculars, we could stare across the DMZ minefield and into Nth Korea itself. Barbedwire; military; guard houses; minefields; etc etc.
Overall the day was really good if not a little sad. We learnt a lot of history about the Korean War itself; and how (the old) Korea was really a victim of the power struggle between the USA and Russia towards the end of WW2, ending up with the country being split in two. Now Sth Korea is clearly the prosperous of the two.
Written 20 October 2023
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Pkl
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
We were a part of Team Nancy our guide, she was full of enthusiasm and energy and helpful throughout our entire trip. Highly recommended half day tour if you got an extra day to spare in Seoul.
Written 4 October 2023
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Jas
Singapore, Singapore29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Business
I went there during a work trip in November last year. The trip from Seoul to the DMZ area is very very long. Make sure to pack yourself snacks and drinks for the trip.. They do stop at a shop area but the options are very limited there.

The actual experience of being able to see North Korea, the train tracks and the memorial is very chilling. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience that everyone should try if they are already in Seoul.
Written 7 August 2023
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Catherine
Glasgow, UK123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
A day like no other! I will never forget being at the DMZ - despite the pouring rain. Being so close to the north and looking out from the Observatory platform was so memorable. I learned so much.
Written 7 July 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,060 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Half Day DMZ tour is the most sold one, but after we experienced it I can say it's a pretty touristy thing to do, just to check it off your bucket list and say I've been there.

Things to know for the "Half Day Tour":
- your booked tour can be rescheduled or canceled any time, even on the tour date (our was rescheduled the night before from 7.30 AM to 5.50 AM),
- when you arrive to Imjingak Park (starting point at DMZ) you'll wait your permit to enter DMZ at least 2 hours as the entry is time slot regulated (we waited 5 hours, from 7 AM to noon - incredible waste of time),
- majority of sites on the Half Day tour are touristy, catered to collect tourist money due to its high popularity because of the world famous NK-SK conflict,
- on this tour you will NOT go, nor see the world famous NK-SK demarcation line where two countries meet and where're the UN,
- you will waste your entire day as you'll come back in Seoul at 2 PM earliest (if you had luck and not so long wait). We came back at 4 PM, uncapable for anything as we woke up at 5 AM and wasted 11 hours for the tour.

If you're interested in DMZ and history, I'd suggest the JSA tour which is the real thing, taking you down to the real border.
Have in mind this tour has very limited spaces and NOT every day. Book it as early as possible (I tried a month prior to our travel, but without luck - all sold out).
It's more than double expensive and some restrictions apply. Likewise the Half Day Tour it also can be canceled any time. Good Luck.
Written 12 May 2023
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