The Third Tunnel
The Third Tunnel
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Soudamini Mohapatra
Bengaluru, India1,098 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The third tunnel was originally built by North Korea and discovered in 1978 by South Korea. The engineer who was involved in measuring the tunnel defected to South Korea and gave information about the it. The total length of the tunnel is 1.6 km. The first half of the tunnel is easy to go, but the second half one has to constantly bend and walk, maybe difficult for tall people. Photography is not allowed in the tunnel.
Written 30 April 2024
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8,954 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This was an interesting part of our tour of the DMZ in Korea.

The tunnel was one of four tunnels dug by North Korea to seek to infiltrate which has been discovered by the South.

The main tunnel is 73 metres down and accessible via a monorail - only 150 tickets are available each day - or a steep walk.

The tunnel itself is small and taller people have to crouch to walk through before reaching the end which is a few hundred metres from North Korea and has been blocked with a concrete wall.

At the surface, there is an exhibition centre including short video and tank.

Well worth a visit from Seoul.
Written 6 April 2024
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Diane
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
I love this DMZ tour. Henry is super!. He is very knowledgeable, explained well in every stations. He is charming and takes good care of his clients. Would like to see him more offen in other trips.
Written 2 April 2024
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Salla
Tampere, Finland6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
You get a good view of the tunnel. Requires good physical health though, the walk down and up to the tunnel is steep, and the tunnel itself is low so you'll have to grouch down the whole walk.
Written 31 January 2024
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Daniel L
Singapore, Singapore488 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Not recommended for those with weak leg / breathing difficulties. Good place to appreciate the peace we have and the real threat of Korea war .
Written 12 December 2023
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cherie
Asheville, NC20 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Very small space, long walk very steep and at the end you see a small opening where the North Koreans built their tunnel to invade.
Physical labor put out 10 , return on investment 1!
Written 25 October 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,060 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The "Half Day DMZ tour" being very touristy left us pretty disappointed.
Most things on this tour are very commercialized to gain tours money from this world famous conflict.
Almost the only authentic thing on the tour was this tunnel. All attractions around this tunnel are Disney like (DMZ sign, life size plastic soldiers in uniforms,...).
Basically, you descend down to see a simple primitive tunnel of 200-300 m length and that's it, but again it's original. It was dug by North to attack South along with few another tunnels. The story how it was found is very interesting.

Beware, if claustrophobic don't go down. Same applies if your not in good physical shape - the path down is very steep and long. Many of us got breathless (including me) on the way back up. No photos down, you must leave all your belonging in lockers.
Written 12 May 2023
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New Yawker
New York City, NY900 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
What an amazing piece of Korean History. We took the walkway down to the tunnel to just a few hundred feet from North Korea. The things you learn that you never had any idea about. This experience is something I’ll never forget.
Written 28 April 2023
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rama1
Melbourne, Australia1,174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Apparently the tunnel was only discovered by accident after a NK defector who had worked on it spilled the beans to SK. Took SK 3 years to find it.
You take the motorised sled down a Sk made tunnel and then walk along the tunnel for a distance. It is cramped and low ceilinged so you getto wear a hard hat. Return to the surface by sled or walking tunnel. Totally unique.
Written 2 April 2023
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Terry A
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Business
I went down the third tunnel as a side trip on a work visit the tunnel is very steep and a difficult walk down and especially up as the train / traveller wasn’t working on the day we were there but worth the visit ,very interesting also worth visiting the DMZ
Written 22 February 2023
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