"The Joint Security Area (JSA) is located in the village of Panmunjom. Unlike any other place Panmunjom shows the tension between the two nations North and South Korea and also makes one realize the importance of the liberty and the peace. Panmunjom is the venue for negotiations between North and South Korean government officials and United Command (UNC) and North Korean military officers. Panmunjom is also a place whe meet your guide at the Koreana Hotel at around 9am. You will take the Freedom Highway to the Unification Observatory and visit the North Korean Life Experience Hall exhibition room and screening room.Then you will visit the Imjingak Tou the Freedom Bridge and the Unification Bell) before heading to lunch. For lunch
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
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
If you have read others of my North Korea pages you will be aware that monuments to, statues of and murals and pictures of the Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il liberally adorn the country and every town,...