The Third Tunnel, Paju

3.7
#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Paju
The Third Tunnel, also known as the third tunnel of aggression, passes under the demilitarized zone between two formerly warring states. In the 1970s, South Korea discovered four out of around a dozen tunnels that North Korea had built while planning the invasion of its neighbor. Nowadays, you can still see the three concrete barricades the South Koreans built to block the military demarcation line at the site. Starting from the lobby, walk down the wide cement incline, which gets narrower and lower as you reach the original section of the tunnel. Keep your helmet on to avoid bumping your head. You can either walk in a crouching position down the long, steep slope, or take a ride on a rail system going into the tunnel. Arrange to visit The Third Tunnel and other attractions in Paju using our Paju trip builder app .
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  • Being 6”4 doesn’t make being in a tunnel with a low ceiling very enjoyable, but I’m glad I saw it. It’s quite a steep walk down (and up!) but at least you can walk upright. The flat part was the most ...  more »
  • For the first time in my life, I'd say it pays to be short as I did not have to duck under the low ceilings of the tunnel. Our tour guide explained the historical significance of the tunnels and I am ...  more »
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