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This was a great experience and a must see if you visit South Korea. You can see where North Korea... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Lindi L
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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A unique and most do experience while in South Korea

Probably hard to reach without a car. You have to stop and register 10 km before reaching the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Ida F
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188, Machajin-ri, Hyeonnae-myeon, Goseong-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 February 2014

This is the farthest north anyone can travel to see the DMZ. There is also a GREAT location to see a wonderful DMZ Museum a little south of the the Unification Observatory (as you drive north on Route 7 the Museum will be on your...More

9  Thank Tyler G
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Did this as part of an organised tour run by Hanjin Tours. Not quite sure what I was expecting but ended up being a little disappointed by the experience. You get taken to an observatory where you can see the DMZ in the distance and...More

1  Thank Joe M
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

This review is in three parts - the Observatory, its accompanying museum, and the new DMZ museum We drove hire car so getting there not a problem. When we got to the military checkpoint, about 5 km out, a pleasant, young soldier explained in passing...More

3  Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Pretty amazing, hard to get to if you don't have a car and no buses go right to the observatory so plan your trip.

2  Thank flipchick22
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Did this as part of an organised tour run by Hanjin Tours. Not quite sure what I was expecting but ended up being a little disappointed by the experience. You get taken to an observatory where you can see the DMZ in the distance and...More

1  Thank Joe M
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This was a great experience and a must see if you visit South Korea. You can see where North Korea starts and the observatory has a great history.

1  Thank Lindi L
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Probably hard to reach without a car. You have to stop and register 10 km before reaching the guards. Feels a bit tensed while passing, but once you're in it feels like you're in a tourist area again. Not crowded at all, at least not...More

1  Thank Ida F
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Not sure how easy this is to access via public transport. Most drive. You must stop 10km south of the observatory and fill out a form and pay. Then you are shepherded 30 vehicles at a time along the road, in and out of weaving...More

Thank pepsimark
Reviewed 3 May 2015

The drive from Seoul is not hard, maybe 120 miles, and then all the way north on Highway 7. The "educational" film is 4 minutes all told. 2 minutes on the rules, the rest is all about how awesomely Korea put itself back together, better...More

1  Thank boolbada
Reviewed 8 March 2015

you can know today of korean unification and see north korea's nowadays.

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Reviewed 28 September 2014

If you want to see north korea safely and know the sad history of Korean division

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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

The most interesting part was the DMZ museum. It gives good explanations in English, though everything isn't translated. The staff at the museum speaks good English and will be able to help you with directions to the observatory. Though it isn't hard since it's on...More

Thank Comtesse M
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