< NOTE >
- You must carry your passport on tour day.
- No Particular Dress Code for the DMZ tour.
- This tour is
* Free Pick-up service is provided at most accommodation in Seoul
|TOUR SPOT||Seoul City / Vicinity|
|MINIMUM NUMBER||3 person|
|DURATION||Pick-up (around 07:30) ~ 17:00|
Transportation, Tour guide, Admission fee, Lunch
Pick-up (Seoul) - Imjingak Park - Bridge of Freedom - The 3rd Tunnel - DMZ Exhibition Hall - Dora Observatory - Dorasan Station - to Seoul - Korean Ginseng or Amethyst Center - Lunch - War Memorial of Korea - Drop at City Hall / Myeongdong
Imjingak Park is a place where the sorrow caused by the Korean War occurred in June 1950 and the conflict between the south and the north of Korea remains in. There are a diversity of monuments including the monument in the Imjingang zone and the US soldiers’ monument in Imjingak Resort. A train which goes to Shineuiju, the northern end of the Korean Peninsula before the division between two Koreans is exhibited in Imjingak Resort.
Mangbaedan is located to enable displaced people whose hometown was the North Korea to bow down to their parents or family in North Korea during the New Year’s Day and Chuseok. Sorrow of the dispersed family remains in Mangbaedan. 3,800,000 Korean and foreign visitors Imjingak Resort visit each year as the Peace Tourist Spot where people meditate on sorrow of the division between two Koreans and pray for the unification.
The 3RD Infiltration Tunnel is total 1,635m long, 2 m (6.6ft) high, 2 m (6.6ft) wide and penetrates 435m south of Military Demarcation Line at a point only 4 km south of JSA. It runs through bedrock at a depth of about 73m (240ft) below ground. It is apparently designed for a surprise attack on Seoul from North Korea. The 3RD Tunnel, located in 52km distant from Seoul, was found in 1978 which could make 30,000 soldiers move per hour.From 2002 for tourists, the shuttle elevator (option for private tour), and the high-tech system’s DMZ theater have been installed and the diversity of sightseeing things are provided.
The DMZ Exhibition Hall is comprised of four thematic exhibition halls, a special exhibition room, a theatre, and other facilities. The theatre screens 3-D movies about the Korean War, including one film that takes the audience back in time to the signing of the armistice and the creation of the DMZ (8 minutes). The theater also features a documentary on the ecology of the DMZ (7 minutes). The Special Exhibition Hall displays photographs and other materials regarding rare species found within the DMZ.
Dora Observatory is the northernmost observatory of South Korea from which visitors can view a part of North Korean life through a telescope’ such as Mt. Songaksan in Gaeseong ’Kim Il-seong statue’ Gijeong-dong’ the outskirts of Gaeseong-si’ Train smokestack at Jangdan station’ and Geumamgol (collective farm). It opened to the public in Jan. 1987 From Dora Observatory’ tourists can view the North Korean propaganda village in the DMZ and as far north as the city of Gaeseong.
Dorasan Station is the northernmost station of the South Korea which is 700m distant from the southern boundary line of DMZ, the civil control zone. Dorasan Station will play the role of customs and entry for Chinese and Russian people and goods as well as the North Koreans if Gyeongui Line Railroad connection is completed and the traffic is possible between two Koreans. Also, Dorasan Station contains the historical meaning as a symbolic place of the division between two Koreans and a gateway of the south-north exchange.
The War Memorial of Korea was established to remember the Korean War (6. 25. 1950 ~ 7. 27.1953) and to symbolize the desire for peaceful reunification of Korea. The museum consists of 6 individual exhibition halls and a combat experience room, a screening room and an outdoor exhibition area with memorial statues. The Statue of Brothers located in the south-west corner of the outdoor exhibition area at the museum symbolizes the Korean War and the hope for reunification. The statue depicts a scene where a family’s oldest son, a South Korean soldier and his younger brother, a North Korean soldier meet on a battlefield. Their embrace expresses reconciliation, love and forgiveness.