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Dora Observatory

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Out of all the DMZ places we stopped at, Dora had the most historical information. Really learned a lot. And there are free binoculars on the roof deck where you can view North Korea. It's free. Almost 5 star toilets. There's a cafe too. Good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank angeltespinosa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

IT was a steep climb to The observatory but worth IT upon reaching The TOP. ON The second floor you can view The Northern side. A video presentation OF The north Korea view is well discussed explaining The area. The statue OF Kim, The fake...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GeneP788
Reviewed 6 November 2018

1. ID card (passport) needed. 2. reservation essential. 3. No entrance fee. 4. New building is waiting for you.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wonyoungc1
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We visited this in organised tour . The view is better only if it is clear day. It is worth seeing through Binoculars. It is struggle to get one as the viewing area is crowded and only few available. The climb up is steep, Take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FLASH88
Reviewed 22 October 2018

This was another stopover point on our half day tour of the DMZ. The views from the observatory at the top of Dora Hill (Dorasan) over towards North Korea are fascinating. There is a large map that helps you to identify the main points of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eyekaytoo
Reviewed 22 October 2018

A stop at the Dora Observatory is a must on any tour to the DMZ. Lined with a number of high power binoculars, spending a few hundred yuan for a couple of minutes viewing is an absolute must to understand the stark differences between the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Hannah75
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Easy access to viewing point where you can see into the north. See a watch tower for North Korea. You can also see the shuttered manufacturing facility where folks from the north were employed before recent sanctions. Well done and maintained.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 30 September 2018

As part of our DMZ tour, we stopped by Dora Observatory where they have huge binoculars your can look through to see a glimpse of North Korea. We were very fortunate the day we went as we could see a lot of people movements in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gureni L
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

This is where you can look into North Korea. Was real lucky with the weather, clear and could even make out the Kim Il Sung 20 m statue and workers out and about. If you have a camera with really good zoom, bring it. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JanL1136
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I have been here in 2002, during world cup. Panoramic view of North Korea border and tunnels are the most interesting parts. This is a must see tour in Seoul. Tunnels are prepared for invading south by north, all in granite rocks, painted to black...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Can Z
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