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The Third Tunnel

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Address: Nosang-ri, Jangdan-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi-do 10800, South Korea
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USD 160.00*
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Korean Demilitarized Zone and N Seoul Tower Private Tour
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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Half-Day Tour from Seoul
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USD 40.00*
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Half-Day DMZ Tour including Dora Observatory

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Of historical significance

I gave this 4 stars though I could understand much lower scores too. This tunnel isn't overly exciting though the sheer manpower taken to dig it is extraordinary! As you make your... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
Sheryn L
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

1 of a few tunnels, this took a lot of tenacity by the North Koreans. The tunnel is very long and through solid rock. It is difficult to walk through, you are bending over, but it is worth it. Definitely a work out. It is a learning experience that underlines the fact we learn very little about the Korean War... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Until we made this tour I had not realized how close the demilitarized zone is to Seoul. This is only one among the several tunnels the North Koreans dug with the intention of infiltrating South Korea. It will give you a mild shiver up your spine.

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

You will learn a ton about the Korean conflict well at this location. I'm warning you anyone over 5'4" will have a hard time walking this tunnel. I'm 5'9" and I had to duck down walking a big portion of the tunnel. There is a lot of uphill walking as well. I would still thing you should go see the... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Tunnel is like 2 miles. Like 5'5 tall so is a nightmare for tall people like me. Still very cool and unique with some real history involved

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This is definitely one of the highlights of my trip, and is one of the main reasons why I signed up for a DMZ/JSA tour. No photography is allowed and you must leave all your belongings in the lockers provided (don't worry its free). Helmets are provided but still, watch your head as the ceiling is quite low. The walk... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I gave this 4 stars though I could understand much lower scores too. This tunnel isn't overly exciting though the sheer manpower taken to dig it is extraordinary! As you make your way down the four-man width tunnel, think about the North Koreans who were forced to labour day and night to dig this by hand. The tunnel spans about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

as part of the DMZ tour this was an interesting trip. a lot is made of the physical effort to do this but it's not a big effort and I saw people of many levels of ability - if you're unfit you just take your time.] there are video's of the tunnel before you commit so anyone with claustrophobia can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Eerie reminder that life in glitzy cosmopolitan Seoul is not all that idyllic. The war has not ended, the threat of Communism and a N Korean invasion is an uneasy reality for South Koreans. A tangible reminder of the evil of Communism, authoritarianism, and the high price of freedom. The film was well-done. My 9 year-old daughter said it was... More 

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Landstuhl, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I visited here as part of an area tour. The tunnel is quite striking when you realize the significance of its discovery. The walk down to the tunnel is steep and it is hot and damp along the way. The tunnel itself is very low and you must wear a hard helmet which they provide. The walk back out may... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is definately the best part of the DMZ tour. Be warned that you walk down over 300 metres to get to the tunnel and then need to make your way up - a very tough trip back up. I only noticed afterwards that you could book to go up and down with a sort of elevator cart - not... More 

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