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Address: Munsan-eup, Majeong-ri | Imjingak Tourist information center, Paju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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Phone Number: +82 31-952-4066
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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US$100.00*
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Private DMZ Tour: North Korean Spy Commando Invasion Route
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US$160.00*
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Korean Demilitarized Zone and N Seoul Tower Private Tour
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US$176.47*
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Ultimate DMZ and JSA: Private Tour including North Korea Spy Commando Invasion...

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Interesting but limited time

If you want to know more about the history of the separation of North and South Korea, then going on a DMZ tour is recommended. There are actually two types of tour, the first DMZ... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

If you want to know more about the history of the separation of North and South Korea, then going on a DMZ tour is recommended. There are actually two types of tour, the first DMZ tour will take you to Imjingak (starting point of the DMZ tour), the 3rd tunnel (built by North Koreans so they can enter South Korea.... More 

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

If you are in country and have the opportunity you must visit the DMZ. This trip should take an entire day if you want to do it right. There are plenty of tour groups to bring you here and you should do it as a tour. The history comes to life with a knowledgeable guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I went on the full day tour of the DMZ, JSA, and 3rd Tunnel. I booked through Viator and thoroughly enjoyed it. It really is like no place I've ever seen. My tour guide SooJin was really great. She was full of information and spoke English very well. She also highlighted how hopeful the South Koreans were that someday the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Although it is well worth visiting the DMZ and JSA, I felt that they dragged the day out to ensure it being a full day trip. Easy to do all of this in half a day. It is expensive and I am not sure it is worth the money. But I suppose if you are in Seoul it is something... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We did two tours with Viator when we were in Seoul. Both tours had hotel pick up, and both tours gave people different times to be ready for pick up. We sat in our hotel lobby waiting 20 minutes for another couple who thought that they were coming down 10 minutes early! The trip does involve quite a bit of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are visiting South Korea for the first time, then visiting the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) or the Joint Security Area (JSA) in Paju should be a must in your list. This will probably be one of your highlights during your time in South Korea, as it is simply a unique experience that cannot be easily found elsewhere. Do take... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

DMZ is about 3-4 hours drive from Seoul. Unless, you are with a guide to explain to you about the history else everything is in Korean. The view is beautiful especially the coastal area. The North Korean side is nothing but mountains and trees. You should not take more than an hour for the whole trip. There is a Korean... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Make sure you get a JSA tour .. you will get right up to the DMZ where the next stop is North Korea. It is so worth it! You only get 4 minutes in the buildings for photos, but you can step over the DMZ line and put your feet in North Korea. Security is mega tight, take your passport... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This tour is highly recommended. My only regret is not signing up for the JSA tour right away, which requires 2-3 days passport verification (I only booked the tour the day before my last day in Seoul). My tip is to book this tour online, because it's cheaper! :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The DMZ tour is an absolute must see for visitors to Korea. It is a chilling reminder of the conflict that still exists and to how close the hostile forces are to us.

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