Take a monorail to explore a blame-game tunnel of DMZ, the only official venue for meetings between the ROK and DPRK. With the U.S. overseeing the peace process in the Cold War-divided peninsula, the zone gives you a rare opportunity to tour a military administration line amid heavy security. Official English or Japanese-speaking guides accompany your tour, showing you the venue where the 1953 armistice was signed. Observe a change of joint guards and use a telescope to see the northern part of the divided Korea. You must register at least four days prior to the tour, and for some countries a scanned color copy of your passport is required. Certain nationals may be banned from entry--check before you go. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Paju holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the DMZ and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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It is required if visiting the DMZ that you are part of a tour. Also need to bring your passport and be dressed decently. Our bus met at the President's Hotel in Seoul which is only 30 miles from the ... more »
We booked about a month in advance with VIP travel who were excellent. Our English speaking tour guide was excellent and very knowledgable. We met at a hotel and took their air conned coach to the DMZ... more »
I had a great time! I read a good book while I was there, ate lobster at a 5 star restaurant, and took my kid to say hi to the guard on the other side. we played ping-pong in a weird conference room full of muscular dudes wearing sunglasses. I wonder who could stand still the longest; England's guards, or the North Korean ones. I also learned that the guards communicate using eye signals, staring straight ahead means, "I'm not listening to you".
I had a great time there. My most memorable moment was when the North and South Korean soldiers played a game of cards with me. Then after about 1 hour, Kim Jong Un himself came to the border and joined the game. Then I called Phil Swift and he brought the snacks. Right after that, i called donald trump, and they had a summit while playing cards. and then kim played a king, and he won the whole game. o man, im not a gamer.
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