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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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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and JSA Panmunjom Tour from Seoul

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Really enjoyed this spot and was fortunate to get into the other side of North Korea as there were no meetings or dignitaries on site. Very moving experience to see North Koreans... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed this spot and was fortunate to get into the other side of North Korea as there were no meetings or dignitaries on site. Very moving experience to see North Koreans on watch as the same as the South Koreans watching them.

1 Thank Mdecker17
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely a special tour. I booked my daughter and I the JSA tour. The tour itself was short but very informative. One will have an appreciation what the South Korean military need to do to watch over their perimeter. We came the day after the US VP came so we were really lucky the tour went through as... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of our DMZ/JSA tour. There was so much information about the Korean war and why it happened. The guides are wonderful and full of information. It's weird being so close to the most dangerous and most reclusive country in the world.

Thank mikeadey72
Singapore, Singapore
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I had difficulties apprehending the tour guide's command of English as she spoke with a very strong korean accent. The information she gave was very scripted that I might as well google on the internet myself. The tour to 'bridge of no return' had been permanently cancelled due to security reasons since Jan 2017, but this was not communicated to... More 

Thank sharonleesm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I highly recommend the Koridoor Tours of the DMZ/JSA. The price is a little steep. Around $90 per person. The tour starts from the USO building at 7:00am. Takes about 1 hr to arrive at Camp Bonifas. From there you watch a small presentation then head to the Joint Services Area. This is the highlight of the tour where you... More 

Thank Edwin J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 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 

1 Thank Bronwen A
Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

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

Thank minimize940314
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821 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
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 

Thank warren D
Singapore, Singapore
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110 reviews
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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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