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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
From $135.00
 
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 Restaurants in North Korea

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There is not much point in reviewing individual restaurants in North Korea, as visitors have no opportunity to go out and try a restaurant of their own choice. Tours are fully escorted, and visitors...
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Apr 09, 2016

Kaesong - Tongil Restaurant

This restaurant was right opposite where we were staying at the Kaesong Folk Hotel and we came here for lunch after visiting Panmunjom. The meal we ate was a traditional Korean one called pansanggi...
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Willettsworld
Sep 10, 2008

Ryonggak Mountain picnic lunch

After we had visited Kim Il Sung's birth place at Mangyongdae, we had an outside barbeque picnic lunch at a place called Ryonggak Mountain. Again the food was excellent and a food way to cook and eat....
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Willettsworld
Sep 10, 2008

Pyongyang No.1 Duck Barbeque

We came here on our last evening in North Korea and the food was top rate. It was a duck barbeque restaurant where you cooked the food yourselves at your table and was good fun. Included were bottles...
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Willettsworld
Sep 10, 2008

Lunch on day 2

This was lunch on our first full day in Pyongyang in a restaurant opposite some embassies, including Romania and Iran, on a street called Sariwon Street in the east of the city. Don't ask me what the...
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Willettsworld
Sep 10, 2008

Pyongyang - Yanggakdo Hotel Restaurants

We ate a couple of times in two of the Yanggakdo Hotels restaurants. The first night of the tour we ate at the No.2 restaurant and had soup/bread, beef burger, salad and beer served to us by girls...
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Willettsworld
Sep 10, 2008
 
 
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1. You can't choose restaurant. They'll take you where they plan to.2. Buffet breakfast means: you are sitting and waitress is bringing piece by piece to you.3. Korean barbecue was the best thing we...
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rsudic
Jan 22, 2008

one of several

Writing a review of an individual restaurant is rather pointless because as a visitor to North Korea you won't have any saying on which one to chose anyway. The guides (or more likely their bosses or...
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Mittnic
Jul 17, 2007

Everywhere in DPRK

Honestly, food is surprising good (at least to an asian like me). You'll be served with local food most of the time and can almost bet that there'll be Kim Chi on your table for every single meal....
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octopus75
May 26, 2006

The famous BBQ duck restaurant

So, like with most of the things you will do in North Korea, there will be little alternative but to accept the places you visit and restaurants you eat in. The pick of the bunch in Pyongyang, would...
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crewsada
Jan 21, 2006

A Kaesong restaurant

We were served up a treat of local dishes at our stop at the border town of Kaesong which is a 20min drive from the DMZ. The variety of local cusine set out in mini dishes made this by far, the most...
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crewsada
Jan 21, 2006

Hotel Mt. Kumkang

This ONLY hotel is actually 'motel' and has only one restaurant. We couldn't help eating this food. I'm pretty expert at making and enjoying the Bibimbop (one of the easiest Korean food), but North...
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jayjoo
Sep 05, 2004

Yanggakdo Hotel

I had my first meal and then had a couple of beers with my meal. After dinner when I met up with my minders they then told me that one beer is free per day. After that is extra. Thanks guys. The beer...
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Backpackin_Mac
Jan 10, 2004

North Korean Food...

Beside the Food we got at the Yangakkdo Hotel (which was excellent, too excellent for such a county) we had a few times lunch/dinner at other places.- Once we had lunch near the Friendship Exhibition...
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swissgabe
Sep 13, 2002

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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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