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Seoul: South Korea Demilitarized Zone Half & Full Day Tour

1. Seoul: South Korea Demilitarized Zone Half & Full Day Tour

Journey to one of the most meaningful tourist destinations in the world at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the border of South and North Korea. Gain an understanding of Korean history and culture. Start at Ganghwa Peace Observatory and get the closest and most clear look at North Korean farmlands. Explore paths, enclosed by barbed wires. Stop by at 6.25 Veterans Memorial Park and learn about the tragic history of Korean War. Later, travel to Imjingak Park, a part of Paju DMZ, where many statues and monuments regarding the Korean War can be seen. Witness the Bridge of Freedom used by repatriated POWs and soldiers.

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From Seoul: DMZ Afternoon Half-Day Tour

2. From Seoul: DMZ Afternoon Half-Day Tour

The DMZ (Korean Demilitarized Zone) is where you can see the reality of the most divided nation in the world. On this guided tour from Seoul, access the restricted DMZ zone with your guide and gain access to key sights inside the DMZ and at Imjingak Park. See key areas of security tourism, including the Third Tunnel built for invasion by North Korea, Dora Observatory where you can see North Korea, and Dorasan Station, a wish for unification. Recent news about the end-of-war declaration means that if you don’t take this opportunity to see the DMZ, you might miss out. You’ll also be able to learn all about Korean pop culture and make friends from around the world on this half-day tour.

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From Seoul: DMZ Half- or Full-Day Trip

3. From Seoul: DMZ Half- or Full-Day Trip

Begin the tour with a pickup from your accommodation in Central Seoul and travel to Imjingak Park which takes just over an hour. Upon arrival at Imjingak Park, see Freedom Bridge and the old steam train, which shows the tragedy of the Korean War. Visit a memorial monument for the soldiers who died in the Korean War. Enter real DMZ to discover The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel and DMZ Exhibition Hall to learn about South and North Korea's conflict in the past 20 century. Visit the Dora observatory to see North Korea through telescopes and to get a peek at North Korea's propaganda village. Afterward, visit Dorasan station as the last station in the South area and receive a souvenir stamp from the station desk. Relax as you travel back to Seoul and get dropped off at City Hall.

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From Seoul: Half-Day Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tour

4. From Seoul: Half-Day Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tour

Head to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and see the strip of land between North and South Korea that symbolizes a decades-long conflict and an important chapter of world history. Start your tour at Imjingpak Park, situated only 7 km from the Demarcation Line, a tribute to the Korean War. Visit its observatory, monuments, and the Freedom Bridge, which was used to transport 13,000 prisoners home after the war. Continue to the Third Infiltration Tunnel, discovered in 1978, and witness an incomplete tunnel built by North Korea into the South that was denounced by the UN. Descend into history at the Dora Observatory and see into North Korea. Lastly, head to Dorasan Station, the last station before the DMZ and symbolic of the hope of reunification. Be dropped off at the City Hall in Seoul at the conclusion of the tour.

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From Seoul: Day Trip To DMZ, Cable Car & Battle Ship Park

5. From Seoul: Day Trip To DMZ, Cable Car & Battle Ship Park

Witness the Demilitarized Zone, one of the most powerful symbols of the 20th century. Learn the history of the conflict as you tour the important sights, including seeing North Korean territory. Start your tour at Imjingak, 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line, a park that is dedicated to remembering the war and the division of Korea. It was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible. The 3-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several monuments, the Unification Park, and a North Korea Center. Next, try the new Paju Imjingak Peace Gondola. During the cable car ride, you will get a bird’s eye view of the DMZ and even get a glance at Imjin River and Camp Greaves, a site used for many war-themed TV shows and movies. The next stop is Mount Odu Unification Observatory, which allows visitors a view of North Korean territory. On the way back to Seoul you’ll visit Seoul Battleship Park. 3 authentic warships are preserved in their original state and provide an extraordinary space for exhibitions and experiences, offering visitors another way to learn more about the war. Your tour ends with a drop-off at City Hall.

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What people are saying about Imjingak

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,438 reviews

Very informative and interesting tour. The tour company, and Amy in particular, was very helpful after out trip got rescheduled due to coronavirus and lack of people signed up for our slot, and were very helpful when we had difficulties organising a collection point. Our actual tour guide for the trip, Ko, was great. The tour was well organised, and she helped us understand the historical and cultural significance of what we were seeing, and was very humorous throughout it.

Had an awesome experience! Ko was a wonderful tour guide and the local support staff were very helpful setting up my tour. Would definitely recommend.

Wonderful experience. Great, knowledgeable guides. Efficient schedule. Would recommend full day if available.

It was a great tour and covered everything listed. Very knowledgeable and helpful tour guide.

The 2 your guides were well organized and history lessons about DMZ was very good