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Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and JSA Panmunjom Tour from Seoul
"After pickup from your Seoul hotel in the morning hop aboard your comfortable coach and head to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which divided North and South Korea during the Korean War. Now the world’s most heavily fortified border the DMZ includes historical sites of conflict as well as the last remnants of the Cold War.Drive along Freedom Road which stretches along the banks of the Imjin River – bordered by an 8-foot (2.4-meter) razor wire fence and military watch posts – and stop in Imjingak Park to see artillery used during the Korean War. Continue to Freedom Bridge and explore the area on f000 POWs who crossed on their return to freedom in South Korea. Re-board the coach and head to the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel believed to have been planned as a military invasion route by North Korea. In the DMZ exhibition hall
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Joint Security Area (JSA) Tour: Get Close to the North Korean Border
"Meet your guide at a central location in the President Hotel and hop on your comfortable coach for the journey to the JSA.When your coach reaches the entrance to Munsan City take a 30-minute tour of Unification Park. The park showcases numerous historical monuments commemorating the war heroes of the Korean War including the War Correspondents Monument and the Human Bomb Heroes Monument in honor of a heroic act made by 10 South Korean soldiers. Continue on to the Panmunjom portion of your tour. Centered in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) this former ‘truce village’ was the site of the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement which split the peninsula in two at the end of the Korean War. First established as the site of military negotiations between North Korea and the United Nations Command (UNC) the JSA is now the only place where it is possible for the two Koreas to engage in diplomatic dialogue face to face.Depart for the UN camp passing the Unification Bridge and a series of checkpoints en route. When you arrive at the Joint Security Area
From $96.00
 
Korean Demilitarized Zone and Dragon Hill Spa Tour
"Hotel pickup for this tour will be at 8 or 8:40am in Seoul. From there you will head to Imjingak Pavilion located at 50km northwest of Seoul. This pavillion was built for 5 million people who had lost their homes. Major facilities include the North Hall where you can get a view of the North Korean lifestyle.After the Imjingak you will head to the DMZ a demilitarized zone formed after the Korean War between South and North Korea. It is 2km wide in the North and 4km wide in the South based on the truce line crossing the Korean Peninsula. Visitors can see that the DMZ area’s ecosystem has been preserved you will go to the third infiltration tunnel which was discovered in October 1978. This tour will show you through the 3rd underground tunnel that North Korea which has been continuously provoking the South since the armistice
From $160.00

Most Viewed General in North Korea

HOW TO VISIT

The KITC have all visits to the DPRK sewn up. Irrespective of who you book your tour though (and you can only go to the DPRK on a tour), you will be going at the invitation of the KITC.There are...
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smirnofforiginal
Aug 31, 2013

North Korea best country to travel in ever!

The DPRK (North Korea) is the single greatest hidden gem in travel, and Juche Travel Services is the only way to see it, hands down. For what is probably the most fascinating place one could ever have...
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nicoedwards
Sep 04, 2012

Travel Company to use

Not long back from the DPRK and went with Korea Konsult as previously mentioned.No matter which company you go with, its pretty much the same schedule (if you check the days etc as ones from Dandong...
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StublueKPL
Sep 20, 2010

Guides at attractions

At a few places that we visited we were met by female tour guides who showed us around. We basically turned up at the doorstep in our bus at each attraction and were shown around by these guides. Some...
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Willettsworld
Sep 10, 2008

Kim's are always watching

One thing you'll notice everywhere you go in North Korea is that there'll always be at least one Kim looking down on you whether it be Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il or both. I first noticed this whilst...
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Willettsworld
Sep 10, 2008

The 'Great' & 'Dear' leaders

You will hear and read about these two terms given to each of the Kim’s. The 'Great Leader' refers to Kim Il Sung (1912-94). He was Prime Minster of the DPRK from 1948 to 1972 and then President from...
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Willettsworld
Sep 10, 2008
 
 
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Video of your trip

This was our tour cameraman whose name I've forgotten but who I nicknamed Mr Spielberg, during the tour. He came along with us wherever we went during our week in North Korea and filmed us visiting...
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Willettsworld
Sep 10, 2008

Tour itinerary

Your tour itinerary will have been created, and therefore approved, by the state owned tourism organisation called "Ryohaengsa". This will then be posted on whichever travel agents website you choose...
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Willettsworld
Sep 10, 2008

Currency/exchange rates

The North Korean currency is called the won and it is possible to obtain it when in North Korea but you can't spend it. Think of it as a souvenir. When I first arrived at the Yanggakdo Hotel, I...
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Willettsworld
Sep 10, 2008

Visa and travel arrangements

When you sign up for a tour via your travel agents website, you will have to complete and sign a visa application form for the DPRK. The details on this may be checked by your travel agent and then...
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Willettsworld
Sep 10, 2008

North Korean Military Personnel

During the briefing, we were told the different uniforms so that we could distinguished the military personnel from the North vs the South. The North wears "brown or olive drab North Korean uniforms...
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SLLiew
Aug 07, 2007

Anybody want to share a Koryo Short Trip to N Kore

Anybody want to share a Koryo Short Trip to N Korea Looking for anybody (male(s) or female(s)) that would like to share a trip to North Korea from Beijing with the Koryo Travel company. I will be...
svmurray
Feb 17, 2005

How to get in

You need to be invited in order to be allowed to enter the country. This can be arranged via several groups, one being the Korean Friendship Association (KFA): http://www.korea-dpr.com/travel.htm...
histamin32
Sep 19, 2003

How to dress

The North Koreans usually wear suits or jackets and are not used to jeans and other western clothes.For site-seeing in Pyongyang it is certainly more appropriate that you adapt and wear a suit. A tie...
histamin32
Apr 26, 2003

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Top Things to Do in North Korea

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Street Life

On the last day of our time in Pyongyang we got to go for a (guided) walk along the bank of the Taedong River. As I have indicated in my review of that walk it could have been a walk along a river...
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Eternal Life Monument

Following the death of the Great Leader, Kim Il-sung, in 1994 and his subsequent elevation to the role of Eternal President of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea his son and successor, Kim...
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Armistice Agreement Signing Hall – Peace Museum

With the signing of an Armistice Agreement in 1953 Korean War hostilities came to an end and former combatants commenced negotiations to bring about a peace agreement to formally end the Korean War, a...
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Koryo Museum

The Songyngwan was founded in 992 as the Kukjagam, an educational institute for the civil service of the Koryo dyanasty, and was renamed Songyungwan in 1308. Under the Ri dynasty it was used for...
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Pohyon Temple

The Pohyon Temple is one of the five large temples of Korea and was built in 1042 during the Koryo dynasty. The temple complex covers an area of about 50,000 square metres. Half of the original 24...
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Chonsangri Cooperative Farm

This wall shows all the dates that Kim Il Sung visited this farm - 89 times in total to offer his special 'expertise'. We asked the guide, who was showing us around, what valuable contribution had he...
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"North Korea - The World's Most Isolated Country"
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"And now for something completely different"
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"DPRK - not another BIG story"
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"Close Encounter with DPRK"
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"A surreal experience"
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