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Northern Limit Line and Ganghwa History Day Trip from Seoul
"Meet your friendly tour guide at the City Hall Subway Station exit number 6 (subway lines number 1 and 2) at 8:50am. Your tour bus will then leave at 9am.Your first tour destination is Ganghwa Peace Observatory. It was constructed in the northern area of the Civilian Control Line (CCL) in 2008. It is the ne use the telescope to see North Korea and the lifestyle of North Koreans. Since the tour guide explains about North Korea and Korean War history you will learn and understand more about Korea. In addition since it is a controlled zone for civilians this area has not been developed much so the foreshore and forest groves are very well preserved. Continue to the Ganghwa History Museum and the Dolmen Site. The Ganghwa History Museum was opened in 2010 and is located inside Ganghwa Dolm which was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Historic Site (No.137). Here you can learn about the history and culture of Ganghwa from the prehistoric ages to the modern times based on artifacts from the area. After the Ganghwa History Museum
From $40.00
 
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
 
Full-Day Paju DMZ and 3rd Infiltration Tunnel Tour with Lunch from Seoul
"First you will meet up with your tour guide at the lobby of your hotel or near your location between 7:30am and 8:30am. The first stop is the Imjingak Pyeonghoa-Nuri Peace Park which is located across from Imjingak and is a symbol of the North-South divisions which has many memorable statues such as 'Windy Hill"" for the peaceful reunification of the Koreas. Then you will move on toward the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel that was discovered on Oct 17 1978 and located 52 km from Seoul. It is estimated that about 30000 soldiers could move through the tunnel each hour. After seeing this you will head to the Dora Observatory where North Korean military personnel are visible. Then you will stop by the Dorasan Station a railway station on the Gyeongui Line
From $50.00

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This monument to the 'Victorious Fatherland Liberation War', or Korean War was built to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the end of the war in 1953. Or, as the souvenir guide book explains it, 'to...
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