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 Trip-13 DMZ & JSA Tour (Full Day)
Tour number : Trip-13
Price : 155,000won / $155 / per person
No. of people : minimum 1 person
Time : 08:00 ~ 17:30
Conditions : Guide, Transportation, Pick-up service, Entrance fee, Taxes and Lunch

► Price 
 

* Adult 155,000won / $155 / per person 
* Child 109,000won / $109 / per person / Child-under 10 year-old


► Itinerary

Day

location

Time

Itinerary

Meal

Day 1

Seoul

08:00









18:00

Hotel Pick-up
Imjingak Park
The Bridge of Freedom
DMZ Theater & Exhibition Hall
The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel
Dora Observatory
Dora Station
Lunch
Cross Unification Village
Bonifas Camp (#3 Check Point, Freedom House)
Koreana Hotel or President Hotel Drop-off



► Conditions

* English Speaking Guide
* Hotel pick up Service, Transportation 
* Entrance fee
* Taxes


► Remarks

* Closed on Sun/Monday

► Description

The most desired daily trip in Korea among foreign tourists. DMZ stands for "Demilitarised Zone" and is marked along the 38th Parallel border line between the two Koreas with-in 2km range. There is a DMZ exhibition and some historical attractions that will have you awaken on how brutal the war was at that time that it torn the country into two. You will also find a lot of information related to the Korean war specifically. This is a very special tour destination that offers a real vivid eye-opening experience of the Korean War and a dramatic sense of the tragedy of the separated families who's currently living opposite sides to each other. Afterwards you will be brought to a place called JSA (Joint Security Area) which is the real deal of all this border business. you will experience what it's like to stand right by the actual border line the 38th Parallel facing South Korean soldiers nearer side and North Korean soldiers on the other.

(There are some restrictions regarding nationalities, clothing and etc,  please refer to the information stated at the bottom of the page and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail)




Imjingak Park
Imjingak, located 7 km from the Military Demarcation Line, is now at the forefront of tourism related to the Korean Conflict.
It was built in 1972 with the hope that someday unification would be possible.
Three-storied Imjingak is surrounded by several Monuments, Unification Park and North Korea Center.
400 kinds of photos and documents showing the stark reality of North Korea are displayed in the North Korea Center of Unification Board. Outside Imjingak, there are 12 kinds of tanks and crafts on display that were used during the Korean Conflict.
Mangbaedan, which stands opposite of Imjingak, is famous for the place where people from North Korea visit and perform ancestral rites by bowing toward their hometown every New Years Day and Chuseok. The Bridge of the Freedom, South Koreans crossed when they came back to their mother country from North Korea, stands behind Mangbaedan.
In front of Imjingak, there is the Gyeongui Train Line which was destroyed during the Korean Conflict in 1950. It has been under construction since 2000.
Every year many events for unification are held at Imjingak.
Imjingak is now one of the famous tourist spots for foreigners in Gyeonggi-do Province because it is possible to visit without going through any security check points.



The 3rd Infiltration Tunnel
The 3rd Tunnel was discovered on October 17, 1978. It is located 52km from Seoul.
Approximately 10,000 soldiers can move through this tunnel in one hour.
When this tunnel was discovered, North Koreans insisted steadfastly that it was made by South Koreans to invade North Korea, but this proved to be false.
Mt. Dora Observation Platform is located nearby the 3rd Tunnel.
From this observation platform, North Korean military personnel are visible, and so are the city of Gaeseong and the Geumgangsan Diamond Mountains.








The "Bridge of No Return" and The Scene of Ax Murder Incident

The "Bridge of No Return" is located at the west end of the JSA and is bisected by the MDL. In front of the "Bridge of No Return" is also where the tragic Ax Murder Incident occurred in 1976. Before the incident, the "Bridge of No Return" was the only pathway connecting North and South. Currently the bridge is blocked off with a wall on the North Korean end. Today, that route goes via the "72 Hours Bridge". The Brige is called the "72 Hours Bridge" because North Koreans built it in three days. The "Bridge of No Return" got its name from the prisoner repatriation operation after the Armistice Agreement was signed . The prisoners were exchanged across this bridge and given a choice to either cross the bridge to return to their original country or to remain on the side of their captors. However, once they crossed the bridge, they were not allowed to cross back to the other side and hence the name the "Bridge of No Return". The numbers of the prisoners exchanged from 5 August to 6 September 1953 were 13,444 UNC and 82,493 Communist troops. The guard posts on each side of the bridge were the setting for the popular korean movie "JSA".


Check point 3(Observation Platform)

After tourists visit the Freedom House and MAC Conference Building, they stop at the third guard post or Check-Point 3. From here, tourists can view the facilities around the JSA and Panmunjom such as : "Bridge of no Return ", Kaesong City and the adjacent Mt. Songak in North Korea, North Korean guard posts, and Kijong-Dong, North Korea's propaganda village. There is a silver-colored building about 2 kilometers west of Guard Post 3. This is the "old " Panmunjom building where the Armistice Agreement was signed on 27 July 1953 and is at the same location where the "truce tent talks" were held from October 1951 until the armistice was signed.
Now it is called the "Korean Peoples Peace Museum" by North Korea and tourists to North Korea receives briefings there prior to visiting Panmunjom and the JSA.


Panmun Gak

Panmun Gak is the main building managed by the North Koreans in the JSA. It is located about 80meters north of the Freedom House. It was constructed in September 1969 and is used as an office and command post for the North Korean guard force and as a stand by room for MAC meeting attendees. It is also used as a place for propaganda and instigation activities directed against the South. Every August 15th, a mass propaganda rally is held in front of this building under the name of the "8.15 Pan-National Rally".






The Peace House

The Peace House is also under the control of the South Korean government. It is located about 130 meters south of the Freedom House and was constructed in December 1980. The Peace House hosts non-military businesses such as political, economical and athletic exchanges between North and South. Twice a day, routine regular phone contact is made with Tongil Gak (the Unification Pavilion) on the north side of the JSA. South-North military officers held their first meeting here to negotiate the details of linking of the Kyongui railroad.









Attention!

▶ To make this reservation, Full name, Passport number and Nationality is required.

▶ The tour schedule always changes regarding the military training so; you’ll have to call to Grace Travel Agency (02-332-8946) to check the possibility before making reservation.

▶ The citizens of following countries must send their color scanned copy of their passport 4 days before the tour date)
[Asia] Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Georgia, Singapore
[Central East]: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Georgia
[Europe]: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia
[Africa]: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, Tunisia
[Arab]: Jordan ,Bahrain, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

▶ Restricted Countries
North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Sudan, Iraq, Cuba, Pakistan, Libya

▶ The Panmunjeom tour may be cancelled on the date of tour without any notice due to the special circumstance of JSA.

▶ For overseas korean who is also holding a Korean passport, please obtain a overseas Korean registar(in English) from the embassy or consulate of your living countries and send to us at least 4 working days before the tour date.

▶ No tour on every Sunday, Monday, National Holiday and Training Days

▶ There are no pick up and drop off service for Panmunjeom Tour because; there will be a large sized bus with you on the tour and it’s hard to visit all the hotels for the pick up and drop off service.

▶ For DMZ (the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel) + Panmunjeom Combine Tour, the pick up service is available from every hotels from Tue to Fri but on Saturday, you’ll have to come to the meeting point (6th floor of Lotte Hotel) till 8:00 am. It’s because there is only one travel agency who deal with Panmunjeom Tour on Saturdays and they are not including the pick up service.

▶ Everyone has to come to the meeting point which is the 6th floor of Lotte Hotel (City Hall area).
(But the meeting time can be changed depends on the tour date.)

▶ To get to Lotte Hotel by subway is, entrance No. 7 & 8 from Uljiro 1ga Station
(line No. 2) or City Hall Station (line No. 1)

▶ Please advise all travelers to bring their passport with them on the tour date.

▶ Children under 11 years old is not allowed to join the Panmunjeom Tour (DMZ tour is permitted).

▶ All visitors of Panmunjeom Tour must wear appropriate clothes and the follow clothing is not allowed.
Distorted Jeans, Shorts, Slipper, Military Uniform, Mini Skirt, Women clothes with great exposure.

▶ When you arrive at Conference room, do not touch any equipment such as microphones or flags belonging to the communist side.

▶ Do not speak with, make any gesture toward or in any way, approach or respond to personnel from the other side.

▶ Cancellation Policy - 3 day before the tour day: 100% cancellation charge.


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