Hotel → Imjingak Park → The Bridge of Freedom → The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel → DMZ Theater / Exhibition Hall → Dora Observatory → Dorasan Station → Unification Village ( pass by ) → Shopping Center ( Amethyst or Ginseng Center ) → Drop off at City Hall
* Including Shopping Center (Amethyst or Ginseng Center) *
1. Pick-up service may be delayed depending on the traffic condition.
2. After the reservation is confirmed, pick-up service will be held at the location requested by the client.
Tour-guide, vehicle & driver, and entrance fee.
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* No special dress code for this tour.
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The armistice that put a halt to the Korean War (1950-1953) divided the Korean Peninsula into South and North Korea. The two sides are separated by the Korean Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, running along the 38th parallel north. In accordance with the ceasefire, the DMZ serves as a buffer zone between South and North Korea to prevent direct military collisions. It spans between the Southern and Northern limit lines. The Southern Limit Line extends from Imjingang River in the west to Dongho-ri in the east. From the Military Demarcation Line, the South and the North created a buffer zone of two kilometers on each side. Because of the high risk of military conflicts in the area, a phase line was established to control civilian access. Such restrictions, which have been in place for the last fifty years, have helped the ecological resources in the area to remain in an untouched state. As a result, the DMZ is also a unique natural ecosystem, one that is globally acknowledged for its ecological value.
This park was built to console the refugees who left North Korea during the Korean War. A train called “the Iron horse wants to run” symbolizes the railway connecting the north and the south that was dismantled during the war. Also, at the park are the following attractions; Mangbaedan, an altar set up for refugees to bow in the direction of their ancestral graveyards; Freedom bridge, which was built to free 12,773 prisoners in 1953; Unification pond, which is in the shape of the Korean Peninsula; and the Peace bell.
The 3rd Tunnel
The third tunnel was discovered in October 1978, which is only 12km from Munsan and 52 km from Seoul. The 1.635 meters-long tunnel with 2 meters high and 2 meters wide is capable of moving a full division per hour. It is evidently designed for an invasion of the south. North Korea insisted that it was designed for a surprise attack on the north by South Korea when it was found out. But it was proved that North Korean’s insistence is untrue because traces of blasting inside tunnel were going to the south.
Located in ODU mountain with a superb scenic beauty with Han river and Imjin river, Unification Observatory was built as the stone building with 5 floors on the ground and 1 floor under ground, and then was opened on September 8, 1992. Unification Observatory is 460m distant from the North Korean area and has the shortest distance of DMZ out of 155 miles of the border. From the round shape’s observatory located at the height of 140m above the sea level, the farming figure of North Korean people can be observed. Also, to know the living figure of the North Korean people, clothes, textbooks and necessities of life are displayed. Unification Observatory plays the role of the unification education to understand the situation of divided Koreans properly and to newly resolve on the will of unification. In the Unification Observatory, Manbaedan for looking back the dispersed family during Chuseok and New Year’s Day, and the big unification optative drum of 2m in diameter and 600kg are placed.
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. Since US president Bush visited Dorasan Station on February 20, 2002, it has come into spotlight internationally. imjingak Station was opened in October 2001, and then Dorasan Station, the unfinished station of the north-south Korean reconciliation was opened on February 12, 2002 (the lunar New Year’s Day) through the special Mangbae train operation in 52 years after the railroad service was stopped. The milestones of Dorasan Station (205km to Pyeongyang, 56km to Seoul) imply the reality of the division between two Koreans and a future hope and expectation. Because Dorasan Station is the northernmost station of the South Korea in the southern boundary line, 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.