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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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Ultimate DMZ and JSA: Private Tour including North Korea Spy Commando Invasion...
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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and JSA Panmunjom Tour from Seoul

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A must-see attraction when in Korea!

Korea is divided into a democratic South Korea and communist North Korea. The war between the North and South devastated many families and numerous lives were lost. While the two... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Korea is divided into a democratic South Korea and communist North Korea. The war between the North and South devastated many families and numerous lives were lost. While the two countries are still technically at war, they have signed an Armistice agreement to put a "pause" on the war. The DMZ is a highly militarised strip that serves as a... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

as there were no nasty surprises of the hot metal at high speed variety. Our tour, once we got to Camp Bonifas and then the DMZ itself, became rather strict and regimented, doubtless for very good reasons. After lining up at Freedom House, we were led down to the iconic low-rise blue buildings, one being the famous conference room. ROK... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The place where you can watch North Korean soldiers and their soils. It was very unique experience for me.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Coupling a tour to the DMZ and the JSA at Panmunjom was the most exciting part of our trip to Korea. The JSA is as close as you can get to North Korea. It's an eery feeling to peer at a North Korean guard across the way. Be careful not to bring a telephoto lens over 90mm or 100mm, cause... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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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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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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